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UN launches new report on world hunger and nutrition

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

Girl with a glass of milk in Afar, Ethiopia

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) – have published 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.

Author: FAO
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