The eleventh Global Hunger Index is launched: Getting to Zero Hunger
On 11 October 2016, the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) was launched at an event in Brussels hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Alliance2015. The 2016 GHI, authored by Alliance2015 members, Concern Worldwide, Welthungerhilfe and IFPRI, is the eleventh in an annual series. The report demonstrates that real progress has been made in reducing hunger since the UN Millennium Development Goals were announced, but that the current pace of reducing hunger will not be fast enough to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger by 2030. It also lays out policy recommendations to make Zero Hunger a reality for everyone.
Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and Shenggen Fan, Director of IFPRI, both members of the SUN Movement Lead Group atteneded the event as well as Felix Phiri, Director, Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Government of Malawi, member of the SUN Movement Executive Committee and the SUN Government Focal Point for Malawi.
Despite a 29% reduction in GHI scores in the developing world since 2000, seven countries still face alarming levels of hunger and a further 43 countries have serious hunger levels. This year’s report highlights the challenges on the path to zero hunger, and outlines how to achieve that goal with policy recommendations and a chapter by Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General and former SUN Movement Coordinator, David Nabarro.
Learn more about the Index at IFPRI