The Pledge to Eliminate Poverty

The Pledge to Eliminate Poverty 

As Hite and Seitz (2016) discuss in Chapter 2: Wealth and Poverty, the Millennium Development Goals were created to provide developing countries support through the partnership of developed countries. The first goal is to “eradicate extreme poverty and hunger” in the world.

According to the textbook, population is still increasing in the world’s poorest regions. Take a look at the Millennium Development Goals report (https://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2015_MDG_Report/pdf/MDG%202015%20rev%20(July%201).pdf).

The report notes that progress in reducing extreme hunger is uneven across regions and countries. Looking at the graph on page 14 of the report:

Which countries have the least reduction in extreme hunger?

Which countries have the greatest reduction in extreme hunger?

What factors contribute to this uneven progress?

What are some possible strategies for creating more progress in the countries still experiencing extreme hunger?

Be sure to inform your response with facts from sources. Use our ebook/textbook each week and at least one scholarly outside source. You must cite sources in-text and give a full citation at the end of your response.

Review the posts of your classmates and respond to at least one other post, offering a substantive comment on that classmate’s position on the issue(s).

Discussion Rubric

Helpful directions for a substantive answer of the DQ:

You need to have a response that is four (4) parts and paragraphs.

  1. You need to briefly discuss the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and define what is meant by ‘extreme hunger’. Here is the link to those goals:

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

  1. Then you present the requested data from the report: Which countries have the least reduction in extreme hunger?  Which countries have the greatest reduction in extreme hunger?
  2. Do some research to answer this question: What factors contribute to this uneven progress?
  3. Present a theory based on your research: What are some possible strategies for creating more progress in the countries still experiencing extreme hunger?

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