- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed for 20 years when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide, particularly in developing countries – a goal that lies at the core of OFID’s mission. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, OFID has been fighting poverty across a number of fronts. Since its inception, OFID has committed nearly US$20bn in development financing to a total 134 countries—53 are in Africa, 43 in Asia, 31 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 7 in Europe.
The theme for 2016 is: Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms
"OFID is a reliable and accommodating development partner, from its strong dedication to the implementation of the MDGs, to the sharpening of its focus on the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) - particularly those aimed at the energy-water-food Nexus. OFID is convinced that these areas hold the key to poverty eradication and sustainable development."—OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish
OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs—such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education—with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.