Recent Event Highlights: Live 8 Concert, Live Aid Concert, Lima Declaration and Plan of Action on Industrialization, Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition, and 25 more...
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Branding strategy created to direct up to 50% of profits from participating products toward AIDS relief in Africa.
Simultaneous concerts held to encourage world leaders at the G8 Conference to make progress on ending poverty.
U.S. non-profit for public awareness and advocacy on global poverty and AIDS.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Millennium Development Goals signed, creating goals for hunger, poverty, education, gender equality, health, and the environment by 2015.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation re-formed to establish global health and development initiatives.
Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil held with goals for global warming, pollution, biodiversity and the inter-related social problems of poverty, health and population.
A multi-venue rock concert that brought in about 400 million viewers in 60 countries to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
Elimination of smallpox due to WHO efforts
WHO promised health care for all by the year 2000.
Calls for the redistribution of industry so that 25% of it would be in developing countries by 2000.
Proclaims the right to be free from hunger and calls on member nations to collaborate to fight hunger.
USAID “New Directions” mandate to focus on rural poor, not governments.
BRAC, currently the world’s largest NGO, established to transform post-war Bangladesh
MSF founded to deliver medical aid around the world.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
U.S. Agency for International Development
Combines International Cooperation Administration, Development Loan Fund and other U.S. assistance functions.
President Kennedy calls on people of the Western hemisphere to join in an "Alliance for Progress."
The Peace Corps is established to promote world peace and international understanding.
Public Law 480 authorizes sale and use of U.S. surplus foods for economic development.
United military and economic programs and technical assistance, Mutual Security Agency established.
President Truman's “Four Points” inauguration speech—pledges to offer technical assistance to developing countries.
Truman Signs Economic Cooperation Act (Marshall Plan), allocating U.S. funds to rebuild European economies.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) formed.
www.imf.org and www.worldbank.org
All 52 member states gave 2% of their national income in aid to war-ravaged countries after WWII.
Part of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy, first technical assistance by United States.
Oxfam International is an organization whose mission is to end poverty and injustice.