Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked on field visits to two country offices: Mexico and Benin. In addition to seeking a better understanding of The Hunger Project's (THP's) mission and activities on...
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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here are 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. ...
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The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

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

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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Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 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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Ending World Hunger as a 4th Grader

At the beginning of the school year Ms. Smith’s 4th grade class (pictured) took an enormous leap – across the oceans, around the world and into the lives of millions of people working to end their own hunger in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.With bake sales and collection...
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FAO's 100 Facts You Should Know Before Rio

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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President Obama Makes Historic Speech on Nutrition and Food Security

Last Friday, for the first time in American history, a sitting US President gave an address on ending world hunger. That same week he gave a strong endorsement of 1,000 Days nutrition and brought four African leaders to Washington DC (three of them from THP program countries:...
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1,000 Days: An Overview from Executive Director Lucy Sullivan

During The Hunger Project's National Leadership Conference, held in New York March 31-April 1, Lucy M Sullivan, the Executive Director of 1,000 Days, explained the importance of maternal and early childhood nutrition to a selected group of activists, investors and THP staff.Lucy...
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Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women - CSW 56 Parallel Event

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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