Building Europe through Human Rights: Acting Together against Extreme Poverty, Strasbourg, 17 October 2012

The Council of Europe is committed to eradicating poverty - the legal instruments exist. It is time to put them in practice - with determination and in a long term perspective. In order to launch this dynamic the Conference of INGOs organised a Conference at the Council of Europe on 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The aim of the conference and of its follow up is to build on the European and international achievements and to translate them into practical lines of action. Together with all the stakeholders concerned: people living in poverty, representatives of public authorities and representatives of organised civil society.

The Presidents of the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Conference of INGOs, adopted a joint declaration undertaking to work together to eradicate extreme poverty.

Conference Programme
Panel I programme
Panel II programme [fr only]
Panel III programme [fr only]

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