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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Launch


The latest edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World will be launched at the 2020 ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Special Event.

The event will be virtual (through ZOOM) and take place on 13 July 2020 (10.00 – 13.00 New York Time/16.00 – 19.00 Rome Time). It is organised by the report’s authors - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Program (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world (including at global and regional levels). 

This year, the report includes a special focus on transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets. It analyses the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world, by region and in different development contexts. New analysis is presented on the “hidden” health and climate-change costs associated with our current food consumption patterns, as well as the cost savings if we shift towards healthy diets that include sustainability considerations.It also offers policy recommendations to transform current food systems and make them able to deliver affordable healthy diets for all – crucial to all efforts to achieve Zero Hunger – SDG2.

What else is new in SOFI 2020?

  • Higher level of accuracy of the hunger estimates thanks to the availability of fresh data, including new population figures, new food balance sheets and updated household survey data for a range of populous countries, including China.
  • Projections of what the number of undernourished people and several nutrition indicators may look like by 2030 under a continuation of recent trends.
  • Preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on food security, based on the recent global economic outlooks.

Permanent Representatives are invited to this special event.

When: Monday 13 July 2020, 10.00 – 13.00 New York Time/16.00 – 19.00 Rome Time

Registration link:https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cbsTFSjSTnuI0pH5Le2N6Q

More info:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=6909&menu=2993


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