Over 767 million poor people in the world today live on less than a $1.9 a day. 815 million people suffer from chronic hunger. 29,000 children die every day from poverty related illnesses. In the developing world, the majority of people live day-to-day, struggling to provide for their families’ most basic needs. The level of…

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97.5% of the world’s water is locked in seas and oceans, too salty for human use. And most of the remaining 2.5% is in the ice caps. So we humans depend on the tiny bit available as fresh water – an essential natural resource for life. But we don’t just use water for drinking. We…

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The World Food Programme, UNICEF and Project Everyone, are hosting the official launch of the year-long #HealthyNotHungry campaign at the World Economic Forum with a focus on action against malnutrition. Malnutrition affects one in three people – it’s one of the biggest threats we face to our health and our wealth and is undermining progress…

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We envision a world in 2030 where extreme poverty and hunger have been ended. We envision a world where no person has been left behind, and where there are schools, clinics, and clean water for all. It is a world where there are jobs for young people, where businesses thrive, and where we have brought…

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Setting a New Course We, the High-Level Panel on the post-2015 Development Agenda, were asked for recommendations that would “help respond to the global challenges of the 21st century, building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and with a view to ending poverty”. We discussed two of the world’s biggest challenges – how to end…

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