Global goals must fight the poor nutrition that kills 3 million children every year. The sustainable development goals need to reflect the complex causes of malnutrition in order to tackle one of the world’s foremost health challenges.

by Dolf te Lintelo and Nick Nisbett

One of the final acts in the lengthy process of creating a new set of global sustainable development goals (SDGs) was completed last weekend when world leaders formally adopted 17 goals and 169 targets. But for those of us who seek to tackle the world’s collective failing in ensuring adequate nutrition for all, the battle is just beginning.