Dignity for all in practice is the umbrella theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty for 2022-2023. Today, many people living in persistent poverty experience their dignity being denied and disrespected. The ways in which the poorest people are treated are a measure of the respect in which human dignity is held in our societies.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty and the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This Day honors the millions of people suffering from poverty and recognizes the essential global solidarity and shared responsibility we hold to eradicate poverty and combat all forms of discrimination.
Poverty is a major driving force behind modern slavery and labour exploitation. To help end modern slavery, we need to work together to end persistent poverty. As we build forward from the COVID-19 pandemic we need to dismantle systems of discrimination and disadvantage and work towards a fairer world for everyone.
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