(Author: Carly S)
The recently released United Nations Millennium Development Goals Progress Report highlighted that the target of halving world hunger between 1990 and 2015 has been met or almost met across the globe.
In 2000 leaders from across the world gathered for the Millennium Summit to develop strategies and partnerships in the fight against poverty in its many forms. 8 key, measureable goals, known as the Millennium Development Goals were developed with a deadline of 2015. Goal number one was to Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty.
At Comamos Juntos, we are working to reduce hunger here in Managua, Nicaragua and we love to hear good news in the fight against hunger and poverty anywhere in the world. There is still a long way to go though. Close to 800 million people still go without enough to eat every day and here in Nicaragua around 1 in 5 people don’t have sufficient food. The fight against hunger is far from over but there are lots of organisations like us, across the world, working for change, so there are lots of reasons for hope.
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Now that the 2015 deadline has passed, the Post-Development agenda has been set out, with the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger remaining as the core goal. There are challenges ahead, but everyone deserves access to good quality food in sufficient quantities and we hope to see the number of people going without enough food continuing to decline both here in Nicaragua and across the world.
If you are interested in what we do and want to help, have a look around our website, connect with us on social media or contact us to find out about donating or volunteering.
If you would like to learn more about the Millennium Development Goals you can find more information here