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Happening Now: Rio+20 A Conversation on Sustainable Development

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This week, world leaders are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss one of the most universal issues on the global table: the environment. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, will bring together representatives from public and private sectors, and NGOs and government, to address the environment as our global community seeks to end poverty and promote sustainable development.

 
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The Washington Weekly - June 22, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

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Rennovated School Draws Students, Teachers

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Bortene School is located in one of the villages of Enemore Epicenter. THP-Ethiopia, in partnership with the community, made major school renovations last year attracting a large community of students, parents, and teachers.

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Simple Cereal Grinder Increases Efficiency, Builds Community of Women

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With the installation of the grinding mill in Sinkouinssi Epicenter as a part of THP-Burkina Faso's development outreach, women like Panatigri Safiatou spend less time hand-grinding and devote more time to income-generative activities or instructional classes. 

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18-year-old Student Raises Capital for Education and Trading

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Noélie is an 18- year-old old student at the Kissamey Epicenter in Benin. On the verge of dropping out of school, Noélie discovered new energy at THP-Benin's youth mobilization initiative for the achievement of the MDGs. She is now able to get financially ready for entering school and continuing her trade activities.

 

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The Washington Weekly - June 15, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

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Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday

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This week, a high-level forum is gathering in Washington, DC for the Child Survival Call to Action with the goal to mobilize the world to end preventable child deaths. More than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their fifth birthday. On June 14, The Hunger Project joined dozens of other civil society organizations in a pledge committing to child survival.

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FAO's 100 Facts You Should Know Before Rio

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Rio+20 kicks off in less than two weeks, on June 20. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 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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Re-Prioritization of Unions for THP-Bangladesh in 2012

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Increased involvement in gender-focused activities from staff and volunteers has led to a re-prioritization of 300 unions and specific focus on 80 unions for THP-Bangladesh in 2012-2015.

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Improved Data Collection System Implemented by THP-Mexico in 2012

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The improvement of the data collection system implemented by THP-Mexico has led to an increase in women's involvement in Cooperative General Assembly meetings and workshops regarding vegetable gardens and textile handcraft markets in 2012. 

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