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First chapter for ending extreme poverty

It is critical that all nations strive to meet the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.

President Barack Obama believes it. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia believes it. I believe it, too: By 2030, we can eradicate extreme poverty.

This is not a hollow platitude. The generations living today are the first in human history that could eliminate extreme deprivation and hunger. It is critical that all nations strive to meet this goal. Not only for our own security, though we know that a more prosperous world is more stable, but because ending extreme poverty is the right thing to do.

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John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors