The End of Extreme Poverty #By2030

April 15, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara

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 people still live in extreme poverty day in and day out. We are the generation that can see the end of extreme poverty. It can happen in our lifetimes. Yet, the last part will be the hardest. Ending extreme poverty in our lifetimes is a difficult but achievable goal.  It requires strong and on-going commitment.

Do you believe in a world without extreme poverty? A world in which leaders refuse to allow poverty to affect the lives of the people in their districts, states and countries?

Join the movement! Sign the Zero Poverty petition below to join the movement committed to bringing poverty to ZERO by 2030. 

The Hunger Project is a proud partner of Zero Poverty 2030, a global campaign that urges citizens from all countries to sign and share a petition calling on governments to commit to providing full support toward ending extreme poverty #By2030. The campaign is run by Global Citizen, an initiative of the Global Poverty Project.

Executive Vice President John Conrood represented The Hunger Project at the launch of the Zero Poverty campaign on April 10 during the annual Spring Meetings of the World Bank. Visit The Hunger Project’s Flickr for photos from the launch.

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Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Steven Yong Contemplates Hunger and Thirst

August 13, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Citi Walk-Run-Bike participant Steven Yong shares his experience
Right now, Citi employees around the world are banding together for a virtual event to walk, run or bike 100 kilometers in 100 days to raise $100,000 toward ending hunger and poverty in our world. Citi employee Steven Yong shares about truly understanding what it means to want for resources like food and water.

Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Gregg Morton Shares His Experience

July 31, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Gregg Morton Shares His Experience
Right now, Citi employees around the world are banding together for a virtual event to walk, run or bike 100 kilometers in 100 days to raise $100,000 toward ending hunger and poverty in our world. Citi employee Gregg Morton shares about an inspiring day in the movement to end hunger!

New WHO Report Says Uganda Maternal Mortality Rates Down, Still Work to Do

July 24, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
2013 WHO Report: Maternal mortality rates down, still work to do
According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, maternal deaths in Uganda have been reducing at a rate of 5.1% every year over the last ten years. Titled “Countdown to 2015: maternal, newborn, and child survival," the report applauds the decline but seeks to remind the global community of the power of and work left to do in reducing maternal morality.

Turning the World 'Inside Out' in Malawi

July 24, 2013 by Communications Intern
Inside Out in Malawi -- photy by Ellen Doherty
Among its many programs, The Hunger Project engages with communities around the world to achieve financial security. Financial security comes in many forms. One community that is, unfortunately, well acquainted with financial insecurity is the fishermen in Malawi. Today we feature a project called Inside Out -- an admirable cause working to empower and give a voice to this neglected population in a creative way.

Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

July 17, 2013 by Bridget Barry
Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger -- THP Country Director Meets President of Mexico
The Government of Mexico is pioneering a locally oriented social program to eradicate hunger called the National Crusade Against Hunger (the Crusade). Having submitted initial recommendations to influence its development, The Hunger Project-Mexico is eager to continue supporting the Crusade as it is implemented in all four of our program states.

Top Ten Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local"

June 27, 2013 by John Coonrod
Top 10 Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local" -- Ethiopian women take part in a health training conducted by local gov't workers.
The Hunger Project's Executive Vice President John Coonrod details the ten priority actions the world community can take to ensure that the Post-2015 agenda adheres to the principles of “Local First.” As originally published on Local First.

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

June 11, 2013 by Carolyn Ramsdell
Columbia SIPA Team in Mexico. How do we measure empowerment?
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 the ground, the Team went to test a new communications tool with M&E officers in the field. Read their review of the experience.

Join our World Hunger Day Twitter Chat!

May 28, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Join THP's World Hunger Day Twitter Chat at #Fast4Hunger - 12:30 EDT, May 28, 2013
May 28 is World Hunger Day and there are SO many ways to get involved: Join our Twitter chat at 12:30 EDT, download our exclusive single One World, One Song, donate your Facebook cover photo and so much more! Read on to find out how you can celebrate World Hunger Day with The Hunger Project!

Student-Led International Talent Show Raises Funds for the End of Hunger

April 22, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
On March 23, 2013 The Novi High School 3rd Annual Int'l Talent Show raised funds and awareness for The Hunger Project!
On March 23, 2013, students from Novi High School in Michigan hosted the their 3rd Annual International Talent Show which raised awareness and funds for The Hunger Project programs around the world. The event featured internationally-themed performances ranging from traditional Indian dance to South Korean drumming and concluded with a student-organized International Food Court featuring cuisines from Brazil, Japan, India and more!
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