Adopted by the global community in 2015, SDG 2 envisions a world free from hunger, in which everyone has access to a healthy diet and affordable, nutritious food.
Over the past few years, climate change, rising global conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted just how vulnerable our food systems are to crisis. To reach the goal of ending world hunger by 2030, and accelerate progress towards the rest of the SDGs, we need to transition towards food systems which are more sustainable, resilient, and fit for their primary purpose of delivering food security to all.
On the ground, Resident Coordinators and their UN teams are working with national governments to make this transition possible. Here’s a snapshot of their efforts:
Philippines: Boosting nutrition through partnerships
In the Philippines- a middle-income country which has experienced a period of sustained economic growth over the past decade, malnutrition and food insecurity has been a persistent issue. Last year, 27 per cent of children suffered from stunted growth and development as a result of poor nutrition; which is one of the highest rates in the East Asia and Pacific region.
Recognizing the ripple effects of healthy diets and nutrition on education, employment and eradication of poverty, the Resident Coordinator’s team in the Philippines have rallied UN, World Bank and local government partners together in a whole of society approach to boost nutrition levels across the country.
Watch the video below to learn how this coalition of partners is working together to make nutritious, affordable food accessible to all.