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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Top Tweets and Tweeters

February 10, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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World Wide Wrap-Up - February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Question for Readers: What Inspires You to Give Back?

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As a reader of this blog we know you are a socially-minded world citizen. You give back locally and you may even give back globally. What we want to know is: why. Share your inspirations and reasons for giving back in the comments of this post. We would love to hear you!

2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

January 23, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets, pictures, videos and blog posts from the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland January 25-29, 2012. Powered by Storify.

IFPRI's 2011 Global Hunger Index

January 9, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
The 2011 Global Hunger Index from the International Food Policy Research Institute says that, though hunger has declined in the last 20 years, it still remains "serious" with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia facing the greatest risk. Interactive map after the jump.

Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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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 ease your daily reading, we at the THP Blog bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 2012

January 4, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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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. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog will bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

2011: A Year in Review

December 22, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project and for the development community as a whole. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability, all fundamental elements of THP programs, are taking center stage and we couldn’t be more excited for the coming year. But first, a look back at 2011.
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