January has already brought big news in terms of global hunger.
As of January 1st, there is a new global goal in effect to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. World leaders met at the United Nations in New York this past September for the sustainable development summit where they set forth the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a set of 17 goals acting as a global to-do list over the next 15 years in order to successfully end hunger by 2030 and in turn save lives, reduce inequalities, and build strong individuals, families and communities around the world.
In order to accomplish this hefty goal, not only do we need the help of individuals like you, but each country needs to accelerate actions on nutrition across health, agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, food systems, and women’s empowerment, and the underlying causes of hunger – climate change, poverty and inequality – need also become a top priority for politicians.
If we continue only with the current investment levels of aid and national resources for nutrition remain only constant, we cannot reach this global goal of ending hunger by 2030. It is up to us to not only hold governments accountable on their declaration and promise of ending hunger everywhere between now and 2030, but to do what we can as individuals to help fight hunger and finally bring it to an end.
Every person on this planet deserves such a basic right.
Read more on Action Against Hunger’s latest blog post here.