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340. Overview of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

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The latest report of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI2021), published this month in New York, says that the number of people facing hunger is estimated to increase further to a maximum of 811 million, accompanied with worsening trends of malnutrition, including rises in undernourished populations on one hand and those suffering from overweight and obesity on the other, along with slow progress in reducing child stunting. SOFI is an annual flagship report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly prepared by five UN agencies (FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO). 

The report was released worldwide at the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) in New York on July 12, 2021. The FAO Liaison Office in Japan and other international organizations involved in SOFI will hold an online launch event targeting Japanese audience tomorrow, July 21. We hope you will join us.

Launch Event of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (In Japanese)

Date & Time: July 21 (Wed) 16:00 - 17:35 (JST) (simultaneous translation JPN-ENG available)  

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The full digital report is available here. 


An Executive Summary is available here.



Contributors: IIYAMA Miyuki (Director, Information Program), SHIRATORI Akiko (Information and Public Relations Office), HIBI Eriko (Director, FAO Liaison Office in Japan)

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