Obama commits to end extreme poverty in 20 years

obama sotuNot since FDR’s Four Freedom’s speech in 1941 has a US president spoken out strongly for ending world hunger and poverty in a State of the Union Address, as did President Obama in his February 12, 2013 address. In one paragraph he expressed a broad, multi-pronged commitment:

“We also know that progress in the most impoverished parts of our world enriches us all.  In many places, people live on little more than a dollar a day.  So the United States will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades: by connecting more people to the global economy and empowering women; by giving our young and brightest minds new opportunities to serve and helping communities to feed, power, and educate themselves; by saving the world’s children from preventable deaths; and by realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation.”


One thought on “Obama commits to end extreme poverty in 20 years

  1. Pingback: 2013 Ending Hunger Top 10 | Global Advocacy by The Hunger Project

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s