Today, 795 million people are suffering from hunger, and more than 2 billion people do not get the nutrition they need to thrive. About 161 million children every year are stunted or permanently disadvantaged for life, simply from a lack of adequate nutrition.
I’ve just arrived in New York City; a concrete jungle full of big dreams and buzzing possibilities that’s a stark contrast to the very quiet and simple Limpopo Province where I grew up in South Africa.
"Women and girls are hit hardest by the effects of extreme poverty especially in developing countries like Nigeria. It is apparent that when we invest in women and girls, we increase the chances of overcoming extreme poverty more quickly – for everyone overall."
The hit song and video, titled Tell Everybody, is just one of Africa’s contributions to the ambitious global initiative to get the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to everyone on the planet within 7 days of being adopted by all the world’s leaders on 25 September.
As we commemorate International Youth Day and wait for the officiating of the new goals and their enactment in various countries, I would like to add my voice to the millions of people who want to see an end to extreme poverty.
Once again it is that time of the year when we at ONE Africa celebrate the many Africa-led efforts towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). This year’s ONE Award is especially significant as it comes at a time when the world is preparing to adopt the new Sustainable development Goals (SDGs......
Madiba spent 67 years of his life championing human rights of each and every one of us. His dedication to the service of humanity has brought together people from across the world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation. To commemorate the lifetime of years he devoted to us, here are 67 iconic Nelson…...