International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - The Council of Europe Conference of INGOs organises two events - Conference of INGOs
To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty the Conference of INGOs is organising two events on the theme ‘’PUTTING AN END TO NON-TAKE-UP OF RIGHTS: For effective Access by Everyone to Rights and Services’’ on 17 October 2022 in a hybrid format in Strasbourg and online.
The non- access to rights and services is a major issue in the lives of millions of people in Europe. As Olivier de Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, whom we will have the pleasure of welcoming as a speaker, has pointed out, "reducing the non-take-up of rights is within reach: it means reviewing social protection as a human right rather than as an act of charity".
The events organised by the Committee "Action for Social Rights" of the Conference of INGOs aim to shed light on the issue of non-taking up the rights or non-access to rights and services, based on the testimonies of the persons excluded, based on various studies or reports.
The ceremony will be followed by a webinar/seminar (from 14.30 to 17.00 in the Agora building – room 3) that will explore the issue of non- access to rights and services with Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, various civil society organisations and representatives of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe.
FR-ENG interpretation and livestreaming will be provided.