- OFID observes UN Int'l Day for the Eradication of Poverty
OFID observes UN Int'l Day for the Eradication of Poverty
This year marks the 25th anniversary when the United Nations General Assembly designated October 17 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. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The theme for 2017 is: Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty:
A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies
"OFID has underlined its commitment to supporting the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs); our operations continue to be led by the energy-water-food nexus, supported by the transportation sector. OFID is convinced that these areas hold the key to poverty eradication and sustainable development, and ultimately, the inclusion of vulnerable populations." 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.