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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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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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Human Rights Day 2011

12/09/2011
Each year, December 10 is the day we recognize the rights all people have to fundamental freedoms, dignity and safety. Sixty-three years ago on this day, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlining the basic rights we all have a responsibility...
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2011 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Past Africa Prize Laureate

10/07/2011
On Friday, October 7, 2011 past Hunger Project Africa Prize laureate Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman. As noted by the New York...
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Infographic: How Does Lack of Water Affect Women & Children?

10/03/2011
This interactive infographic from GOOD addresses one of the greatest challenges in the developing world: access to clean water.  Did you know?:In parts of Africa, it takes up to eight hours each day to find water.One in five children dies from diarrhea — a consequence...
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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

08/19/2011
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From...
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Income Generation for Immediate and Sustainable Results

08/03/2011
News media and the blogosphere have recently been filled with talk of the food crisis and the future of feeding a growing population. And rightly so: the problem has never been more critical nor a move towards finding solutions more urgent. Many offer macro approaches such as...
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Maternal Health at the Grassroots Level

07/27/2011
According to the World Health Organization, 1,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes and childbirth every day, and 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Survival proves just as difficult for the child as well with reports showing nearly 40 percent...
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Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

07/22/2011
Last week, I had a conference call with more than 50 Hunger Project investors and staff from around the world to share details about our exciting upcoming Annual Fall Event. On that same call I had the honor of announcing the laureate who will be awarded the Africa Prize for...
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2011 MDG Report: HIV Infections, Malaria and Tuberculosis on the Decline

07/08/2011
In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations made a commitment to achieve specific results by 2015 in eight major areas, results that have come to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):1. Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty.2. Achieve universal primary education....
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