The End of Extreme Poverty #By2030

April 15, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara

The last two decades have been the most successful in history in the fight against poverty: the share of people living in extreme poverty – or on less than US$1.25 per day – has been cut in half worldwide, from 43% in 1990 to less than 20% today. However, more than one billion people still live in extreme poverty day in and day out. We are the generation that can see the end of extreme poverty. It can happen in our lifetimes. Yet, the last part will be the hardest. Ending extreme poverty in our lifetimes is a difficult but achievable goal.  It requires strong and on-going commitment.

Do you believe in a world without extreme poverty? A world in which leaders refuse to allow poverty to affect the lives of the people in their districts, states and countries?

Join the movement! Sign the Zero Poverty petition below to join the movement committed to bringing poverty to ZERO by 2030. 

The Hunger Project is a proud partner of Zero Poverty 2030, a global campaign that urges citizens from all countries to sign and share a petition calling on governments to commit to providing full support toward ending extreme poverty #By2030. The campaign is run by Global Citizen, an initiative of the Global Poverty Project.

Executive Vice President John Conrood represented The Hunger Project at the launch of the Zero Poverty campaign on April 10 during the annual Spring Meetings of the World Bank. Visit The Hunger Project’s Flickr for photos from the launch.

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The Washington Weekly - May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John shares insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly. Stay informed, read along!

President Obama Makes Historic Speech on Nutrition and Food Security

May 23, 2012 by John Coonrod
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On Friday, May 18, President Barack Obama, joined by Secretary Clinton and Bono, became the first sitting president to publicly discuss world hunger. Hunger Project VP John Coonrod was in attendance at the meeting and brings us this review.

A Review: The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Part 3 - Joanna Bichsel

May 21, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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In April 2012, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates from around the world gathered in Chicago for the first ever US-hosted World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to discuss pressing issues and share wisdom with students, youth and professionals. The Hunger Project sent a delegation of five professionals to the Summit are sharing their experiences here on the blog. This review comes from Hunger Project activist and investor, Joanna Bichsel!

Give and Get: More Creative Ways to Invest in the End of Hunger

May 21, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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We work tirelessly to find new and creative ways for you to invest in the end of hunger. This week, we’re excited to bring you two sites that let you do just that – and get something in return!

World Hunger Day 2012: Raise Your Voice!

May 25, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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The Hunger Project partners and staff from around the world join together on May 28, 2012 to honor World Hunger Day. We are one voice in the mission to end hunger and poverty and we want YOU to join us! Take a picture, sing a song, go on a hike -- there is no end to the number of ways you can be involved.

Graduate Student Consults with THP-Bangladesh

May 23, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Reetika Joshi is a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of consultants from Columbia University in New York City working with The Hunger Project's Global Office and THP-Bangladesh on a Gender Impact Assessment. This last January, Reetika and a colleague conducted a field visit to Bangladesh. She shares her experience here.

The Washington Weekly - May 15, 2012

May 18, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
In early 2012, The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John shares insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly. Stay informed, read along! 

NGOs Must Work to Build Local Capacity

May 14, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
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At an InterAction panel in Washington, DC on May 1, The Hunger Project's VP and other NGO representatives discussed the changing role of NGOs in local capacity building. THP-DC intern, Leanna Beaber, reviews the event.

A Review: The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Part 2 - Rachel Rubenstein

May 16, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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In April 2012, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates from around the world gathered in Chicago for the first ever US-hosted World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to discuss pressing issues and share wisdom with students, youth and professionals. The Hunger Project sent a delegation of five professionals to the Summit who will share their experiences here on the blog. Our first review comes from Feel Good Changemaker Ignitor, Rachel Rubenstein!
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