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Hunger Report Calls on U.S. Leadership to End Hunger Within a Generation

December 6, 2012

Hunger Report Calls on U.S. Leadership to End Hunger Within a Generation

Source: Bread for the World Institute

A new report issued today by the Bread for the World Institute reveals the extraordinary progress many countries around the world have made in achieving the development goals they agreed to 12 years ago. However, programs that support these efforts could be derailed, depending on the outcome of ongoing U.S. negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The United States is the largest provider of poverty-focused development assistance programs in absolute terms. These effective programs are at risk in these negotiations.

The 2013 Hunger Report: Within Reach—Global Development Goals, calls for a renewed push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline and urges a focus on ending hunger and extreme poverty in a post 2015 development framework and set of goals.


While the progress in achieving the MDGs is encouraging, it is uneven and much remains to be done. The 2013 Hunger Report outlines current and future challenges. Meeting those challenges will depend on strong leadership, effective institutions, and partners committed to working together. The report also proposes that the next set of goals should include a target to reduce stunting—an indicator of malnutrition among young children—as well as the vulnerability and inequality that causes stunting.

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