2016 Food policy Other Health-related issues

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, par. 47 (2016)

Text of the recommendation

47. Despite the potential success of the Goals, nutrition is mentioned in only 1 of the 169 targets, and overweight and obesity are not mentioned. More importantly, whether the Sustainable Development Goal targets have the innovation necessary to ensure a successful shift towards sustainable food systems and provide the framework for global governance of agriculture, food, nutrition and health seems doubtful. In addition, some targets lack the focus necessary to enable effective implementation, or they contribute to several Goals, thereby creating possible conflicts. Action to meet one target could have unintended consequences on others if they are pursued separately. (...)


Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Interim Report on the right to food, A/71/282, (2016). Par. 47. Available at: https://undocs.org/A/71/282