Nutrition

State of the World’s Children: ‘Every Child Counts’

Last week, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) released The State of the World’s Children, a guide that presents the most recent key statistics on survival, development and protection of the world’s 2.2 billion children. The report, ‘Every Child Counts’ aimed to...

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....

Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

Our Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, was a guest on the weekly radio show Green Hour. He explains why The Hunger Project's women-led strategy to reducing hunger and poverty is crucial to reaching the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and points to Malawi...

Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

Over seven million Mexicans are living in extreme poverty. One in four is living with some degree of food insecurity, despite the decree that all Mexicans are Constitutionally entitled to nutritious, sufficient and high-quality food. Recognizing this, President...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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, 2012 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...

Event: “A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition”

Around the world, 170 to 180 million children are suffering from stunting, a medical condition caused by insufficient nutritional intake. The hidden crisis of child malnutrition was discussed at a February 15 Save the Children event, “A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling...

2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

"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,...

Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up – January 6, 2012

Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at...

2011: A Year in Review

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...

Plumpy’Nut: A Cure for Malnutrition?

In 2000, the United Nations established eradicating extreme poverty and hunger as a goal of precedence, listing it first among the eight Millennium Development Goals. With the help of an unusual product known as Plumpy’Nut, the world now stands a better chance of...

Leaders to Address Global Nutrition at ICN2

This week, national policymakers, nutrition experts, researchers and leaders from the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the private sector are together in Rome for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to propose a...

World Hunger Falls; 805 Million Still Hungry

The 2014 State of Food Insecurity in the World Released The United Nations 2014 State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) Report, issued on Sept. 16, 2014, shows that global hunger is declining and important progress in eradicating hunger has been made....

A Working Framework for 2030: Sustainable Development Goals

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...

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,...

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...

Focusing on Nutrition in Mozambique

Margaux Yost, Africa Programs Associate at The Hunger Project Global Office, recently traveled to Mozambique and Benin to observe our Health and Nutrition programs. Over a series of two blog posts, Margaux explores two key aspects of successful development: program...