Note: WCP is a co-sponsor of the attached statement about Contributions of Psychology to the Eradication of Poverty, in honor of the United Nations International Day of Poverty Eradication.
Please note, and distribute to members, constituencies and stakeholders.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
This year, the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed on Wednesday, 17 October, to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide. The observance was established in 1993 and poverty reduction and elimination has emerged as a global priority in UN-wide planning for sustainable development to 2015 and beyond.
Consistent with the theme for this year, Working Together Out Of Poverty, the Psychology Coalition has prepared a statement for distribution entitled: Psychological Contributions to the Eradication of Poverty. Please distribute the statement to your various listservs at the UN and beyond.
The commemorative program for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will take place on Wednesday, at 2:30 in the ECOSOC Chamber of the North Lawn Building. We would greatly appreciate if some of you would volunteer to print copies of the statement to distribute at the program. Please email to let me know if you plan to attend so that we can determine how many copies of the statement you will need.
All the best,
Corann Okorodudu, Chair of the Psychology Coalition
Professor Emeritus of Psychology & Africana Studies, Rowan University
UN/NGO Rep, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues