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Monday, July 13, 2020

Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI) report

13 July 2020. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI) report.
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.
  • This year, the report includes a special focus on transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets.
  • It analyses the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world, by region and in different development contexts. See concept note (2 pages)
Transforming Food Systems for Affordable Healthy Diets
FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2020. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets. Rome, FAO. (350 PAGES)
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The report  complements the usual assessment of food security and nutrition with projections of what the world may look like in 2030, if trends of the last decade continue. Projections show that the world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and, despite some progress, most indicators are also not on track to meet global nutrition targets. The food security and nutritional status of the most vulnerable population groups is likely to deteriorate further due to the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launch event:
Curtain Raiser Video

  • Lana Wong, moderator
  • Mona Juul, Host and President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council 
  • Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly 
  • Thanawat Tiensin, Chairperson of The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to FAO, IFAD and WFP 
  • Video message from António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations 
  • QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO 
  • Gilbert F. Houngbo, President, IFAD 
  • Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF 
  • David Beasley, Executive Director, WFP 
  • Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, UHC/Healthier Populations, WHO 
  • Carla Montesi  Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation, responsible for the Directorate “Planet and Prosperity” (her intervention starts at 2:05:29) in the recording on YouTube
  • Máximo Torero Cullen, FAO Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Department 


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