The National Nutrition Council Caraga attends the 1st Semester 2022 Special Regional Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SRC-SDGs) today June 20, 2022 via Zoom Videoconference.
The meeting centered on the discussion on the national updates on the SDGs Performance. Director Myrna Clara B. Asuncion, the Program Coordinator of the Sub-Committee on SDGs and Director III of NEDA Central Office, presented the status of each of the SDGs and highlighted how the Philippines fared during the pandemic. She noted that the COVID-19 pandemic dampened the gains in the SDGs.
In the Sustainable Development Reports (SDR), the Philippines ranked 103 out of 165 countries in the year 2021 and improved in the year 2022 with a ranking of 95 out of 163 countries. SDG Index Scoring is used to rank, which reflects the overall score that measures the total progress towards achieving all 17 SDGs.
Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2 or Global Goal 2), which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015, aims to achieve "zero hunger". The official wording is: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture".
In the 2021 and 2022 SDRs, SDG 2 has significant improvements. The reports indicated that while the challenges on hunger and malnutrition remain, the actions are on track or maintaining SDG achievement. The reports showed improvement in the prevalence of malnutrition and obesity (>30 BMI) while significant challenges remain with moderate improvements in the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years of age.
Meanwhile, for 2020 in Caraga Region, concerned agencies on SDG 2 marked 82.1% on the inventory of targets and 2020 accomplishments with 10 additional indicators from the Expanded National Nutrition Survey (eNNS) which signifies on track and exemplary implementation of programs, projects, and activities to achieve the SDG 2.
The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, which is an integral part of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, is consistent with the Duterte Administration's 10-point Economic Agenda, the Philippine Health Agenda, and the development pillars of malasakit (protective concern), pagbabago (change or transformation), and kaunlaran (development), and the vision of Ambisyon 2040. It factors in and considers country commitments to the global community as embodied in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2025 Global Targets for Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, and the 2014 International Conference on Nutrition.
The National Nutrition Council coordinates and monitors the implementation of the PPAN and ensures that the 2030 SDGs will be achieved and the vision of Ambisyon 2040. #RPOchavo