The numbers of extremely poor continue to drop around the globe. Working together, we are changing the world.
The chart pictured above illustrates the good news. The Millennium Development Goals (from 2000 -2015), and now the Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030), are working, and working well.
We are on track to end hunger by 2030. Let’s continue striving to make it happen. Working together we can achieve a world without hunger, and we can do it in our lifetime.
On the wall in the lobby of the World Bank headquarters are the words of OUR DREAM IS A WORLD FREE OF POVERTY.
If we act now with wisdom and foresight,
if we show courage,
if we think globally and
allocate our resources accordingly,
we can give our children a
more peaceful and equitable world.
One where suffering will be reduced.
Where children everywhere
will have a sense of hope.
This is not just a dream.
It is our responsibility.
A more peaceful and equitable world is possible. A world where suffering is reduced and all children can be free from the pain of hunger is within our grasp.
Achieving such a world is a matter of choice. If we desire such a world we have to be willing to reach for it, work for it, advocate for it, fight for it. We have to live for it.
I think such a world is worth whatever effort it takes to achieve it. Do you?