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 7, 2012

May 11, 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 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!

THP-New Zealand Holds Successful Movie Night!

May 9, 2012 by THP-New Zealand
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One Wednesday, March 21, The Hunger Project-New Zealand held a movie night to raise funds for Hunger Project programs around the world, raising more money in a single evening than they ever have before. Congrats everyone!

Updates from Mozambique: Leadership Gathers for Semiannual Board Meeting

May 4, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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CEO, Mary Ellen McNish, and Vice President for Advancement, Betsy Deisroth, are sending us live-updates from Mozambique, where Hunger Project leadership has gathered for the semiannual Global Board Meeting. Check back for updates!

1,000 Days: An Overview from Executive Director Lucy Sullivan

May 3, 2012 by Carolyn Ramsdell
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During The Hunger Project's National Leadership Conference, held in New York March 31-April 1, Lucy M Sullivan, Executive Director of 1,000 Days, explains the importance of maternal and early childhood nutrition.

A Review: The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Part 1

April 30, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Last week, April 23-25, 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 in the coming weeks. First up, meet our delegation!

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2012 by Communications Intern
April 25 is World Malaria Day! Instituted in 2007 by the World Health Assembly to recognize the global effort to provide effective control of malaria, World Malaria Day is an opportunity for international actors and countries to expand the conversation on fighting the disease and for new donors to join the global partnership.

Your Facebook for a Hunger-Free World!

April 17, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
We've posted before about easy ways to get involved with The Hunger Project. Today we're adding one more way for you to make a difference today and every day: contribute your Facebook profile cover photo and ask friends to do the same!

World Water Day 2012: Water & Food Security

March 22, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Today is World Water Day! In honor of this universally valuable resource join us in celebrating water and raising awareness about this year's theme of Water and Food Security. Stats, infographics and more!

Join The Hunger Project Delegation to the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

March 12, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Announcing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for motivated, socially conscious, global citizens between the ages of 18 and 26! Apply now to join a select Hunger Project Delegation to the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago, Illinois April 23-25, 2012.
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