The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty under the Theme ''Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty have been observed on 17 October 2014 at Palais des nations.
Mr. Awet Aregay, additional representative of the IOLDCs to the UN have been participated in the event. At the Commemoration after a welcoming remarks by representative of Acting Director-General of the United Nations office at Geneva Mr.Michael Moller, a message from United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon have been forwarded.
Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon at his message: said ''On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. we have reached the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people living in poverty ahead of time. At least 700 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty between 1990 and 2000.
But Mr. Ban Ki-moon admitted despite enormous success, one in every five persons in developing regions - 1.22 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, and 2.4 billion live on less than $2 a day. and since the beginning of financial crisis, inequality has grown even more pronounced than it was already. discrimination against women and girls remains a blatant injustice, robbing the entire development enterprise of the keys to progress.
At the Commemoration, success stories on Eradication of Poverty though personal efforts presented by Neo Mothobi Matsau, CEO of the Bamboo Innovation EcosystemBeatriz South Africa, and Barreal Danel Director General of the RIVIERA MAYASostenible of Peru respectively. A video witch shows poverty in Geneva also shown to participants by the October 17th coalition, a partnership of NGOs and local associations in Geneva.
Alessandra Vellucci, Chief, Press and External Relations Section United Nations Information Service ( UNIS ),Xavier Godinot, Economist and permanent volunteer of ATD Fourth World, Jörg Weber, Director of the Investment Policy Branch, Division for Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development also gave their statement regarding the day.
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty draws much-needed attention to the challenge of identifying and securing the PARTICIPATION of those experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion in the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” that will replace the MDGs.
With the fight against poverty at the core of the UN development agenda, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the UN General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries ahead of the MDG deadline set for 2015.
The Human Rights Council of the United Nations Appointed with consensus in its 25 rresumed session held on 8 May 2014 Mr. Saeed Mokbil, the President of the International Organisation for the LDCs (L'Organisation Internationale pour les Pays les Moins Avancés "OIPMA") as a member of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination.
Thanks to the activities of OIPMA which enabled our the Executive Director of the The International Organisation for the LDCs (L'Organisation Internationale pour les Pays les Moins Avancés "OIPMA") to be appointed by the UNHRC. This appointment will strength the position of the OIPMA and could encourage the NGO to widen its mandate to cover the issue of the use of mercenaries in the LDCs.
In the framework of the cooperation between the IOLDC "OIPMA") and the OHCHR in preventing gross human rights violations several crises countries, a meeting was held on Friday 10 January 2014 between , the Executive Director of the The International Organisation for the LDCs (L'Organisation Internationale pour les Pays les Moins Avancés "OIPMA") and Mr. Hanny Megally, Chief Asia Pacific and Middle East & N. African Branch, UNOHCHR and with the presence concerned members of the members of his team As a result the it was agreed to cooperate in the following Key solutions which were raised during the said meeting:
First Key solution: Establishing Early Warning System.
Second Key solution: to activate the role of the International Investigation.
Third Key solution: to activate the role of Human Rights Based approach in development and in conflict resolutions.
The IOLDC "OIPMA") was invited official invitation from Ambassador Francisco Seixas da Costa, Executive Director of the North-South Centre, of the Council of Europe to the 1st Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship that will take place in Hammamet on 1-8 July 2013 to attend the “1st Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (1-8 July 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia)” organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe , and the Leauge of Arab States on the topic of “Democratic Citizenship”. In the framework of the 1st Mediterranean University, Mr. Baamer from the the IOLDC participated in the roundtables of two of the activities scheduled.
- Roundtable on New Media and Youth Participation ( 2 July)
- Civil society actors in democratic transformations: Sharing the experience of Central and Eastern European NGOs ( 3 July 2013) The overall objective of the University is to promote youth work development and youth participation in the Mediterranean region, political mainstreaming of the youth related issues and youth policy development (in light of the experiences, standards and mechanisms of the Council of Europe), reinforcing capacity-building of different “quadrilogue” actors in the youth field at both regional and national levels, promoting Euro-Arab / Euro-Med youth co-operation and Global Youth Work and promoting human rights, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship as essential dimensions of global education.
Mr Saeed Mokbil the President of the IOLDC (OIPMA), along with other members of NGOs, PPP and AC partner organizations, UN working group on the right to development, academics and civil servants from different countries, participated in the Conference- Debate held at Uni Bastion- Geneva in December 2011 “25 EARS LATER: RETHINKING ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT” During his intervention, Mr. Mokbil pointed out that social or economic development in LDCs with internal conflicts would never be possible without effective implementation measures of the International Resolutions, Treaties and Commitments in order to pave the way for sustainable development.