The first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was declared was on October 17, 1987. It was a saturday in which more than a hundred thousand people gathered at Trocadero Square in Paris, France. This was the place where the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights was signed in 1948 to honor the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger, organized by the Fourth World Movement, the International Movement for Poor Families, Their declaration of the eradication of poverty: "Everywhere people are condemned to live in distress, where human rights are trampled. To unite in order to demand respect for them - this is our responsibility and our duty. "
The stone has been replicated and placed around the world to remind the United Nations to examine the state of poverty and how the struggle against it progresses every year on this day, and one copy of the stone is placed in the UN headquarters garden. Hundreds of people gather there each year to renew their determination to fight poverty and demonstrate solidarity with those who live and fight poverty.