MASHAV, which strives to create partnerships between Israel and the international community to achieve higher levels of sustainable development and social equity, releases its annual report. The 2014 report shows that over 1,700 professionals from over 90 countries around the world participate in nearly 80 programs offered in Israel. MASHAV sends over 60 experts abroad on short-term consultancy and humanitarian missions to nearly 30 countries. MASHAV is launched in 1957 and has trained since then some 270,000 foreign professionals in 132 countries. Its objectives remain to alleviate poverty, provide food security, empower women, and upgrade education and health services to countries eager to sustain a better world for their populations.