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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UN Framework for Scaling Up Nutrition

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Today is International Literacy Day!

September 8, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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Promoting literacy is more than teaching children to read — literacy is a cornerstone of empowerment for people of all ages. Promote literacy today for International Literacy Day!

The Importance of Microfinance in Africa

September 2, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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September 16, 2011 by Carolyn Ramsdell
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We would like to introduce to you a member of our global team. Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Henry Chungu! He joined The Hunger Project-Malawi last year and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

Video: How to Feed the World

August 29, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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A film directed by Denis van Waerebeke for kids age 9 to 14 explains resource disparity, malnutrition and the food crisis. But is "teaching a man to fish" the best way to go about food security?

Meet Bharani Sundarajan!

August 26, 2011 by Carolyn Ramsdell
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We would like to introduce to you a member of our global team. Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Bharani Sundarajan! She joined The Hunger Project-India in 2004 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

August 19, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
Today, August 19, is World Humanitarian Day. Today we honor brave humanitarians working long hours, in difficult conditions, towards a peaceful planet, where all people can live in safety and with dignity. Read the United Nation's pledge to do all they can to ensure the world’s humanitarians are kept safe to do their essential work.

Oxfam's Interactive Map: What a Global Food Crisis Looks Like

August 15, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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You read news about famine. You hear facts about world hunger. But do you really know how extensive the global food crisis is? Oxfam's interactive map shows you a new way to look at the food crisis.

Meet Lizeta Macanimgue from Mozambique!

August 12, 2011 by Marie Mintalucci
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Several times each month, we introduce you to a partner from our programs in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Today we meet Microfinance Program partner Lizeta Macanimgue who is introduced here by Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Marie Mintalucci.
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