Nutrition and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: a technical note

Nutrition and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: a technical note

This technical note describes the many pathways by which nutrition can play a key role in promoting achievement of the various SDGs, and how
achieving the SDGs can also benefit nutrition. It argues that explicit attention to nutrition is warranted as the international community moves on from the MDGs, building on the success stories (and there are many), while seeking to accelerate and sustain new gains in places around the world that have lagged behind and for vulnerable populations who have been neglected. Action is urgently needed, which argues for a more prominent role for nutrition both as a defined Goal in its own right and as a series of metrics for success embedded in several other Goals. This document describes the multidirectional linkages between nutrition and the SDGs, argues for much more attention to nutrition among the goals, and encourages further dialogue on how to apply best practices at scale to resolve the world’s nutrition challenges as quickly as possible.
 

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