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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Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women - CSW 56 Parallel Event

March 7, 2012 by Communications Intern
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The Hunger Project was proud to co-host a highly successful parallel event during the 56th Commission on the Status of Women this February in New York City titled “Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women.” It was held in association with Franciscans International, Bread for the World, Thousand Days, Family Care International, African Methodist Episcopal Women, and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and featured four distinguished panelists who tackled the question: why is investing in good nutrition pivotal to sustainable development?

How Will You Celebrate International Women's Day 2012?

March 7, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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This years International Women's Day theme IWD is especially close to our hearts here at The Hunger Project: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty. Read on to find out how our programs around the world are celebrating and don't forget to join us in NYC March 8!

BREAKING: Water, Poverty Millennium Development Targets Met Ahead of Schedule

March 6, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations made a commitment to achieve specific results by 2015 in eight major areas of international development, results that have come to be known as the Millennium Development Goals. Now, 12 years later, reports reveal the successful, early achievement of a target of MDG 7: Halve the proportion of people who are unable to reach or to afford safe drinking water.

A Review of Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance

March 2, 2012 by Communications Intern
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The Microfinance CEO Working Group meets once a month to discuss the challenges practitioners face within the industry and to develop responses. In their latest brief, Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance, they highlight three different microfinance initiatives that are aiding in the delivery of more equitable, transparent and effective microfinance services to clients in developing countries. Read on to learn more about these initiatives and how The Hunger Project's Microfinance Program is meeting these industry standards.

Tweeting the 56th Commission on the Status of Women

February 27, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
Taking place February 27 - March 9, The 56th Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at the United Nations in NYC. Follow along as THP staff and like-minded organizations live-Tweet the events and join the converstaion with #CSW56 on Twitter.

Event: “A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition”

February 24, 2012 by Communications Intern
Around the world, 170 to 180 million children are suffering from stunting, a medical condition caused by insufficient nutritional intake. In Save the Children’s recently released report, researchers suggests that malnutrition is a key factor contributing to more than one-third of global child deaths (2.6 million) per year.

The Great Microfinance Debate

February 22, 2012 by Marie Mintalucci
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In a recent article on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, Claire Provost weighs in on the international development microfinance debate. She reviews a new book on the topic and comes out with questions. Our Senior Microfinance Program Officer here at The Hunger Project responds. 

Meet Rowlands Kaotcha, Country Director THP-Malawi

February 13, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
We would like to introduce you to yet another member of our global team! Rowlands Kaotcha has been Country Director of The Hunger Project-Malawi since 2004. Each Country Director works closely with the Global Office, Partner Countries and local staff to ensure that THP programs are effective and tailored to the needs of people in her or his native country.

World Wide Wrap-Up - February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. To help vet some of that information, we at the THP Blog bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out the latest hot topics.
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