Nourishing the SDGs: insights from the 2017 Global Nutrition Report

A better nourished world is a better world. Yet the 2017 Global Nutrition Report shows that, despite the significant steps the world has taken towards improving nutrition in all its forms and associated health burdens over recent decades, nutrition is still a large-scale and universal problem nutrition is. Too many people are being left behind from the benefits of improved nutrition. Yet when we look at the wider context, the opportunity for change has never been greater. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by 193 countries in 2015, offer a tremendous window of opportunity to reverse or stop these trends.

The 2017 Global Nutrition Report focuses on 5 key areas and finds that improving nutrition can have a powerful multiplier effect across the SDGs. Indeed, it indicates that it will be a challenge to achieve any SDG without addressing nutrition. The report shows that there is an exciting opportunity to achieving global nutrition targets while catalysing other development goals through ‘double duty’ and ‘triple duty’ actions, which tackle malnutrition and other development challenges could yield multiple benefits across the SDGs.

On Tuesday, 28th November 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) will host the launch of the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, at 12:30pm in room E110.

Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director, will take part in the nutrition seminar.

Join the seminar via WebEx
Meeting number (access code): 841 092 083
Meeting password: Gnr2017

For more information please visit the event website here.

Dowload the Global Nutrition Report here

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Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Niloofar Zand

Senior Advisor, Health and Nutrition Permanent Mission of Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

Monica Martinez

Minister , Permanent Mission of Ecuador to UNOG

Dr Francesco Branca

Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)