The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World monitors progress towards both the targets of ending hunger (SDG Target 2.1) and all forms of malnutrition (SDG Target 2.2). It includes thematic analyses of how food security and nutrition are related to progress on other SDG targets. This year, the report has broadened in scope to include a focus on nutrition, and UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined the traditional partnership of FAO, IFAD, and WFP in preparing this annual report. This year’s report found that after a prolonged decline, the most recent estimates indicate that global hunger increased in 2016 and now affects 815 million people. The report warns that the greater number of conflicts, whose impacts are often exacerbated by climate-related shocks, is one of the main drivers behind this shift, which is threatening to derail the international commitment to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2017.