Hunger in the News: SDGs, poverty, and the GOP

Hunger in the News

How We Can Achieve Goal 2: Ending Hunger,” by Åsa Skogström Feldt, Huffington Post. “Goal 2 of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture—by 2030. These are lofty goals to achieve in less than 15 years, but we know global hunger is a solvable problem, so how can we get there?”

Trump, Clinton Clash Over Anti-poverty Plans,” by Ken Bredemeier, Voice of America. “U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are clashing over which one could improve the plight of low-income residents in the country’s inner cities.”

Children’s life chances are hurt when their parents are sent to prison,” by USAPP – American Politics and Policy. “Studies indicate that over half of prisoners are parents of children who are 17 or younger, and that millions of children have had a parent incarcerated at some point in time.  Incarceration can, of course, create benefits for society.  For example, it might lower recidivism or crime rates, though such effects remain contested.  Regardless, the question arises:  What effects does the incarceration of parents have on their children?”

Melinda Gates: ‘Poverty is sexist,’” by Jill Disis, CNN Money. “There’s a simple reason Melinda Gates has dedicated her work to the worldwide well-being of women and girls. A mother’s education, she says, can mean the difference between life and death. It can be the difference between buying candles for a 5-year-old’s birthday cake and digging a grave for that same child.”

There’s A ‘Glaring’ Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease,” by Nurith Aizeman, NPR. “It’s almost a year to the day since world leaders committed to meeting 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” by 2030, from wiping out extreme poverty to fighting disease and inequality.”

GOP Senators Launch Poverty Focus Group,” by Bridget Bowman, Roll Call. “A small group of Republican senators launched an effort Wednesday to address poverty and expand economic opportunities, as some GOP leaders seek to make inequality an issue for their party.”

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