International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed annually on 17 October. Its purpose is to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, to allow the poor to make their concerns heard and to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.
The Human Rights Council joined other NGOs in issuing a statement reiterating the call for girls to have access to adequate and effective education as an essential prerequisite for the eradication of poverty and the realisation of the rights of the girl-child. Click on the following link for the text of the statement joint-ngo-statement-education-girls-2009-no-logo
* * * * *
The Human Rights Council of Australia wrote to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiring into the Defence Amendment Bill 2009. This amendment would require approval from the Parliament before Australian troops could be deployed in conflict situations. The Council urged the Committee to recommend adoption of the amendment.See … Submission
* * * * *