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Second Goal: Zero Hunger

Second Goal:  Zero Hunger




It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right; agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Responsible Entities to Achieve the Goal and Monitor Achievement Levels:
Learn more about ‘Zero Hunger ’ as one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Second Goal Statistics

  • 5.8% prevalence of stunted growth in children under the age of five
  • 3.3% prevalence of wasting in children under the age of five
  • Monitoring tools created to measure inventory / consumption of top food items

Policies and Strategies Supporting the Second Goal

Combating Unemployment

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development  (MLSD) seeks to promote the integration of national labour into the private sector by stimulating this sector to employ young people and giving them ample opportunity to prove their efficiency in work. To achieve that goal, MLSD is implementing a number of national leading projects to support the wages of private-sector employees during the first years of joining work, through an organized system through which the government provides assistance up to 70% of the monthly salary of the employee. The employer train the employee in practice and provide them with the required expertise to perform the work at the level required for the job. The Government also provides generous support to train the newly employed to obtain professional certificates required in their field of work and to transform the employee to have a high level of professionalism and productivity in the organization in which he works.

The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain also provides financial assistance and appropriate incentives for young people to set up their own business ventures and to become entrepreneurs, as well as receiving exemptions when launching their businesses.These projects, along with many other initiatives launched and still being launched by the Kingdom, have proved their benefit in the fight against unemployment. The unemployment rate in the Kingdom of Bahrain is stable and within normal and safe limits at a rate of 4%, thanks to the ability of the Kingdom’s labor market to generate adequate employment opportunities for nationals.

Page Last Updated: 17 Nov, 2020