The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its work is aligned to the 2030 Agenda’s global call to action, which prioritizes efforts to end poverty, hunger and inequality, encompassing humanitarian as well as development efforts. WFP’s operations are guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 2 on ending hunger and SDG 17 on revitalizing global partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs.
Responding to emergencies and saving lives and livelihoods – either through direct assistance, or by strengthening country capacities – remains at the heart of WFP’s operations, especially as humanitarian needs become increasingly complex and protracted. To reach those left behind and ensure their essential needs are met, WFP collaborates with other actors from peace and security, development, humanitarian response and human rights. At the same time, WFP supports countries in ensuring no one is left behind by continuing to build resilience for food security and nutrition and addressing the growing challenges posed by climate change and rising inequality.