UN to launch new report on world hunger and nutrition

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UN to launch new report on world hunger and nutrition, FAO headquarters, 15 September 2017, 12:30 CEST

Includes data on malnutrition and children from Rome-based UN agencies and new partners UNICEF and WHO.

On 15 September 2017, five UN agencies – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the UN World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – will publish the first-ever consolidated UN report on progress towards eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

This new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updated estimates of the number and proportion of hungry people on the planet and includes data for the global, regional, and national levels.

It offers a significant update on the shifting global milieu that is today affecting people’s food security and nutrition, in all corners of the globe.

This is the first time that UNICEF and WHO join FAO, IFAD and WFP in preparing the annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report. This change reflects the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) broader view on hunger and all forms of malnutrition. The report includes enhanced metrics for quantifying and assessing hunger, including two indicators on food insecurity and six indicators on nutrition.


Launch webcast (15 Sept)

It will be launched at a news conference at FAO’s headquarters on 15 September 2017.

The event will be webcast live. Spanish and Italian interpretation will be provided.

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