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FSN Forum: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more, with multiple forms of malnutrition threatening the health of millions.  

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 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. This is threatening to derail the international commitment to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

In addition, the report examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts, and provides valuable insights into how food security can help prevent the outbreak of unrest and violence.

The publication, which is the result of a collaboration between FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, is a first step towards a comprehensive global analysis of the links between food security and nutrition.  

For the first time, the digital version of this report is available in all official UN languages. Please visit the following website to download the full report or a summary in the language of your preference:


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