Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition

his is the second annual report developed collaboratively by United Nations agencies on progress in Asia and the Pacific towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
With nearly half-a-billion of the world’s undernourished people living in Asia-Pacific – and with the 2030 deadline for Zero Hunger just a decade away – the four UN agencies are calling for urgent actions to address hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, and, for the first time in this region, to take decisive, informed and coordinated action to place nutrition at the heart of social protection programmes. The report’s latest figures relating to hunger, including micronutrient deficiencies also known as hidden hunger, child stunting, and wasting, make for grim reading amid the emerging nutritional complications brought forward by a crisis of overweight and obesity also sweeping the region.