Around the world
in 1957, determined to end poverty, Joseph Wresinski and families living in an emergency housing camp near Paris created the movement ATD Fourth World.
Today, with the same mission, there are 400 permanent volunteers working in 30 countries around the world. The international movement ATD Fourth World has an advisory status at the United Nations, Unesco, Unicef, OIT, Europe Council, …
ATD Fourth World is the initiator of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty and organized the first gathering on October 17th 1987. In 1992, the day was officially recognized as the International Day to Eliminate Poverty by the United Nations.
For more information, visit the ATD Fourth World International Website.