Hunger in the post-2015 development agenda
Why the Sustainable Development Goals are so important in the fight to end child hunger and malnutrition
Sep 15 2015
How the post-2015 development agenda could help eradicate child hunger
In 2000 world leaders committed to halve the proportion of people suffering from hunger. But there has never been an agreed target to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition, and to do so by within a generation. That’s why we’re so excited about the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Leaving no one behind
The SDGs don’t just promise a new level of ambition on hunger and malnutrition, they’re about ‘leaving no one behind’, about ‘getting to zero’ for all not just some.
We have made great progress with the Millennium Development Goals and are so close to achieving its halving hunger goal. Some regions met it ahead of schedule – South-eastern Asia is the first developing region to reach the hunger reduction target ahead of 2015.
The SDGs ambitious aim to eradicate it completely by 2030 seems a great next step.
Of the 17 SDGs, the one of most interest to Action Against Hunger’s mandate – to end child hunger – is Goal 2 and its first two targets:
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
Help provide children with healthier futures