Poverty

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

04/05/2013
The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...
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Gender and Development in the Hillary Time-Out: Advancing the Unfinished Agenda

02/28/2013
by John Coonrod, PhD, Executive Vice President, February 28, 2013 It was sad to see TV pundits who I admire stroke their chin and say “No, we don’t see any signature achievement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.”Nonsense! I’m no expert on geopolitics, but from where...
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An Investor's Viewpoint: Leadership in Unlikely Places

01/24/2013
Emma Isaacs, CEO and “Chief Chick” of Business Chicks, a national community for women in business, writes about her unforgettable experience in Uganda for the Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Program. Emma and her fellow members of Business Chicks plan to continue...
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Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

12/20/2012
This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment.  And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also witnessed...
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FAO's 100 Facts You Should Know Before Rio

06/07/2012
Rio+20 kicks off in less than two weeks, on June 20. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (FAO) wants you to be ready -- and paying attention. Don't miss these 100 crucial facts explaining the link between people, food and the environment. ...
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Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women - CSW 56 Parallel Event

03/07/2012
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. The parallel event, “Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women,” was held in association with Franciscans...
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BREAKING: Water, Poverty Millennium Development Targets Met Ahead of Schedule

03/06/2012
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 (MDGs).Reports today reveal the successful, early...
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2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

01/23/2012
"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...
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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 2012

01/04/2012
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...
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2011: A Year in Review

12/22/2011
It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project (THP) and for the development community as a whole.Global conversations are turning, en masse, towards the world’s invaluable smallholder farmers – most notably female farmers. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability,...
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