Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition: Placing nutrition at the centre of social protection

Despite tremendous economic progress in the past few decades, many people are hungry, find food security elusive or are malnourished. This reality led to the creation of the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, which, in full, is to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. This report, a joint effort by the regional offices of four United Nations (UN) agencies, discusses selected recent developments in Asia and the Pacific relevant to attaining the hunger, food security and nutrition objectives of SDG 2.