21 August 2009


The United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held in October each year. In Australia this day is extended into a full week.

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia, and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Everyone who is interested in helping to reduce poverty and hardship in Australia or overseas is encouraged to organise their own activities during the Week or join in some being organised by other people.

The above website has been updated to provide suggestions and resources for schools to mark this significant event.

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