A Working Framework for 2030: Sustainable Development Goals

We are pleased to announce that The UN Open Working Group has released its Draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the Post 2015 Agenda.As an organization that is dedicated to a holistic and integrated approach to end world hunger, we were excited to see multiple...
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Building Resilience through Local Capacity

Over the past week, hundreds of experts, policy makers and practitioners attended major conferences on resilience – the ability of people, communities, nations and the global system to predict, prevent and bounce back from shocks.A conference, in Montpellier, "explored multiple...
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Global Week of Action: Vote for the World You Want

Vote today in the United Nations global vote, and say this is MY World.MY World is a United Nations global survey for citizens. The goal of the survey is to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so world leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the...
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The End of Extreme Poverty #By2030

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...
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Empowering Youth Parliament Leaders in Bangladesh

One third of the population in Bangladesh is less than twenty years old. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh is proud to work with this sizable, empowered force for community change. Activists like Poroma Kanya (pictured) engage with Youth Ending Hunger (YEH), the youth...
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More than Mothers: Reflections on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Throughout the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Hunger Project staff engaged in a number of events and conversations centered on women’s rights and empowerment. The Hunger Project itself co-hosted a parallel event called "Gender is Fundamental to All the...
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William Easterly’s Tyranny of Experts: It’s “Time at Last” for Development to be about Human Rights and Equality

At a recent book launch for Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York in early March, development economist at New York University (NYU)’s Development Research Institute William Easterly...
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Gender, Democracy and the Zero Hunger Challenge

The Hunger Project is proud to be a part of the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC). ZHC is a global declaration that “invites all nations to work for a future where everyone enjoys their right to food and all food systems are resilient.” To ensure the end hunger and...
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All Politics is Local: Building Grassroots Democracy from the Bottom Up

The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Issues of nutrition, primary education, primary health care, water and sanitation, preserving the environment and ensuring public safety are all local issues. Actually...
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Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday.#...
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