Discussions pertaining to MDG 1 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards this goal will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the first Millennium Development Goal is: To Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger worldwide by 1) Halving between 1990 and 2015 the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day, 2) Achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people, and 3) Halving between 1990 and 2015 the proportion of people who suffer from Hunger.

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"People who are already undernourished may have to forgo a meal. It does add to the number of hungry people."
- Abdolreza Abbassian, a senior economist for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization

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"If we change what we grow and create partnerships, global hunger can be halted," says former UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan.

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MDG resources serve to supplement Government data collection not substitute it.

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The government has finally become aware of how its people in Bangladesh are suffering. The minister has become highly concerned and is making a strong effort to produce more food to give to the country.

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1.4 billion people in the world live on less than $1.25 a day. But most of those people are in other countries than the United States, so we rarely see the impact of extreme poverty first hand. Three years ago, Eugene Cho wanted to encourage more people to start doing something to help those in desperate need. Eugene is the lead pastor of Quest Church in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood, and co–founder of the nonprofit One Day's Wages.

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Here is an article I wrote for the World Fair Trade Organization that recently got published to their home page. FairMail really provides an incredible opportunity for young adults of India and Peru to break the cycle of poverty and create a new future for themselves.

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