Launch of first UN global assessment on hunger and malnutrition in the SDG era

Press Conference: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

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.


The report includes enhanced metrics for quantifying and assessing hunger, including two indicators on food insecurity and six indicators on nutrition.

Topics: Director-General,Food Security,Nutrition,Press conference
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