الحماية الاجتماعية

Social protection responses to food price shocks

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 05/09/2022

SPIAC-B calls for social protection to be placed at the heart of national and international responses to the high food price crisis and for massively increasing efforts to achieve universal access to social protection by 2030. The significant rise in food prices, together with soaring fuel and fertilizer prices, is an additional threat, on top of the damage already caused by COVID-19 and prior increases in hunger and malnutrition, to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The poor and vulnerable are those most affected by the increase in food prices. We, representatives of UN system agencies, other multilateral and bilateral development agencies, donor governments, and civil society observers that make up the Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B), are committed to the realization of SDG targets 1.3 (social protection systems for all), 2.1 (end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situation), 3.8 (universal health coverage), and 10.4 (achieve greater equality).