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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Wresinski by signing an International Call to Action in support of ATD Quart Monde. The campaign, entitled "STOP PAUVRETÉ, Agir Tous pour la Dignité" aims to increase awareness for those born into the greatest poverty and social exclusion and to combat these conditions.
The Grand Duchess released the following statement for the occasion: "J’exprime ma reconnaissance au Père Joseph Wresinski pour son appel de 1987 et sa détermination à lutter contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion" ("I express my gratitude to Father Joseph Wresinski for his 1987 call and his determination to fight poverty and exclusion."). She also received in audience ATD Quart Monde President Joëlle Christen, Vice President Stephania Galantucci, and activists Astrid Bremer and Christophe Jovet.
Among the 100 intended signers of the International Call to Action are Jean Zermatten, formerly the Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Federico Mayor Zaragoza, formerly the Director-General of UNESCO.