THE ROLE OF THE RISING GENERATION
To unleash your generation, the most tech-savvy and globally aware in human history, there is no better place than a university environment. Not only is it rich, fertile ground for student engagement, but also universities bring the power of cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and outreach to address hunger’s deep systemic roots. The result is a near limitless capacity to create and disseminate new strategies, programs, and processes to achieve a zero hunger world.
Sustainable Development Goals
Hunger’s connection to these other complex global challenges has raised our collective awareness of hunger as a foundational problem—not a regional issue that threatens the survival of some, but a globally interconnected issue that threatens the survival of all. It is a powerful shift in perspective and has brought about an unprecedented international commitment to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty by the year 2030.
While UFWH’s focus has always been hunger and malnutrition, we realize that hunger will be eradicated, and our collective future secured, only within the broader context of the SDGs. Just as important, achievement of other SDGs – from maternal mortality to universal education to elimination of deadly diseases, especially those impacting children – will be greatly accelerated when people no longer struggle to find enough to eat each day.
Hunger Education Resources
The more you know about hunger and malnutrition the more effective you can be in helping to solve these local and global challenges. Below are some links to resources and information provided by some UFWH partners.
Jared M. Diamond, “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” (Norton, 1997)
William Easterly, “The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good” (Penguin Press, 2006)
Tony P. Hall, “Changing the Face of Hunger” (W Publishing Group, 2006)
George McGovern and Bob Dole, “Ending Hunger Now: A Challenge to Persons of Faith” (Fortress Press, 2005)
Jeffrey D. Sachs, “The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities of Our Time” (The Penguin Press, 2005)
George McGovern, “The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time” (Simon & Shuster, 2001)
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. “Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics” (Public Affairs, 2004)
Janet Poppendieck, “Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement” (Penguin Press, 2009)
Sharman Apt Russell, “Hunger – An Unnatural History” (Perseus Book Group, 2006)
Eric Schlosser, “Fast Food Nation” (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman, “Enough, Why the World’s Poor Starve in an Era of Plenty” (Public Affairs, 2010)
Roger Thurow, “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change” (Public Affairs, 2012)