Young people participating at the BigIf rally in Hyde Park.
As the leaders of the world’s economic powers gather to discuss the state of the global economy and find common ground on pressing international issues, nutrition is featuring as a main topic.
New research from the Lancet says that malnutrition is responsible the death of 3.1 million children a year. A number that represents just less than half of all deaths for children under five years old.
Advocates pressed on the UK, host of the G8 summit, to commit to end hunger. Continue reading →
The U.S. Agency for International Development, once one of the most bureaucratic and boring agencies in the federal government, is doing a pretty lively, entertaining job of educating us about our work in the world.
Credit Raj Shah, the former Gates Foundation wunderkind who CNN recently profiled as the Young Gun Fixing USAID. Whether he can actually “fix” the agency remains to be seen. But they are doing a pretty good job on getting the word out about our nation’s efforts in aid and development.
Below is a compelling video USAID released during UN Week to celebrate the progress being made in the fight against global poverty, disease and inequity.
Created in partnership with Britain’s aid agency, DFID, the video is part of a campaign called the MDG Countdown. The idea is to draw attention to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (the international community’s eight poverty reduction targets set for 2015):