The End of Extreme Poverty #By2030

Avril 15, 2014 by

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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Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

Avril 18, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
A women in her garden in Comilla, Bangladesh. Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change
This year’s Earth Day theme is The Face of Climate Change. Conversations about the environment and climate change are often accompanied by images of inclement weather, melting ice caps and barren fields. But what we don’t see often are the faces of individuals for whom climate change is more than a talking point – it is a harsh, everyday reality that limits access to food, income and prosperity. Climate change diminishes crop quality and value, increases the food access disparity and perpetuates the larger cycle of malnutrition for millions of people. Meet these people and learn how they and their communities are working to care for themselves AND the environment.

10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

Avril 16, 2013 by Marie Mintalucci
Women in Uganda sell avocados at local market. 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.
The United Nations World Food Programme recently released a report called “Africa: 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.” This article provides the latest outlook of hunger and how it plays into a larger developmental context of Africa and its progress towards food security. 

The Washington Weekly - April 15, 2013

Avril 15, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Rome Participatory Local Democracy Consultation; UNICEF Launches New Nutrition Report; New Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI); Upcoming Events.

The Washington Weekly - April 10, 2013

Avril 10, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week, John writes from Rome! Obama Calls for Food Aid Reforms; InterAction Global Health Briefing Book Released; Plan International Releases "State of the World's Girls" Report; Upcoming Events

The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

Avril 5, 2013 by Communications Intern
The UNDP's 2013 Human Development Report discusses the rise of the global south and its role in humanity's progress.
The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico.This year's Report discusses the profound economic and global shifts that have occurred over the past 10 years, specifically focusing on countries in the Global South. Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and many other developing nations have become leading examples of countries that have risen in human development over the past 10 years.

The Washington Weekly - April 3, 2013

Avril 3, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: World Bank President: End Extreme Poverty by 2030; Post-2015 Agenda: Readout from Bali, Request for Input; TOPS Small Grants Program for Capacity Building; Upcoming Events

The Washington Weekly - March 26, 2013

Mars 26, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Celebrating World Water Day; IFPRI Hosts 1,000 Days; World Tuberculosis Day: Global Health and Diplomacy.

More Than a Sandwich, It's a Movement

Mars 25, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Jaimie Gilroy, UVM alumna, FeelGood activist explains how selling grilled cheese can become a social movement
University of Vermont alumna and FeelGood activist, Jamie Gilroy, explains how selling grilled cheese sandwiches on college campuses can become a world-changing social movement.

World Water Day 2013: Water Cooperation

Mars 21, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
World Water Day 2013: Water Cooperation - Ugandan villager carries water to her family, 2013
Friday, March 22nd 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 Cooperation. Stats, infographics and more!
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