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Moving from Ideas to Implementation Together

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets forth 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to eradicate poverty and inequalities by 2030. Together, Women Thrive Alliance and Habitat for Humanity not only embrace the holistic approach the framework presents and the interlinkages of all goals, we especially support goals 5 and 11.

Health Care and Clean Water for Conflict-Affected Syrians

As the Syrian civil war stumbles through its seventh year, over 11 million people have been forced from their homes. With health and sanitation systems destroyed, polluted water, poor hygiene and reduced access to medical care, much of the country has become a breeding ground for infectious diseases. Displaced from their homes without clean water, health care or work to sustain them, many Syrians also face extreme malnutrition.

InterAction Awards: Honoring Leaders Who Empower and Assist Vulnerable Communities around the World

“United We Stand” is the theme of this year’s InterAction Forum and a bedrock principle of our community. InterAction and its members are committed internationalists, working across borders to do good in the world. We share a deep belief that staying globally connected improves human wellbeing and makes each of us more effective in the global quest for a better world.

Leadership in a Permanent Crisis: Top Three Takeaways from the NGO Futures Inaugural Workshop

Why is it that even when we know change is important, it is so hard? And how do we change not just ourselves, but a whole institution or a whole sector? U.S. NGOs are facing significant political, economic, environmental, and technological shifts greater than our sector has ever experienced simultaneously. Meaningful and successful efforts by U.S. NGOs to resolve development and humanitarian relief challenges are at risk. While catalyzing technical solutions is important, it is not enough. We must break the habits that may be automating outdated thoughts and actions.

We Need Global Leadership On Food Security And Nutrition Now, Not Later

This past month, President Trump met with G7 leaders in Taormina, Italy amid a global food crisis of unfathomable proportions. Tragically, Heads of State from G7 countries missed the opportunity to address this humanitarian crisis, prevent starvation, and save lives. But there is still time for the U.S. to work with world leaders to respond.

InterAction Spring Lobby Day

On May 25, 2017, InterAction’s Public Policy Committee led a delegation of nearly 50 InterAction members and other leaders in the international development and humanitarian communities to Capitol Hill.

United We Stand: A Preview of InterAction Forum 2017

Amid rapid changes and increased uncertainty here in the U.S. and around the world, the needs of and demands upon our community are also shifting.