UN FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva speaking at the Nutrition for Growth summit in Rio de Janeiro, 4 August 2016.
Tegla Loroupe, Kenya’s former marathon world record-holder, spoke at the Rio event in 2016 about her experience growing up hungry in Kenya and how sport helped her.
Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, talks about the need for political coherence to develop sustainable nutrition initiatives at the Rio event, 2016. Credit: WFP Centre in Brazil
Second Nutrition for Growth
Building of the success of Nutrition for Growth in 2013, the U.K., Brazilian and Japanese governments have come together to galvanize action toward a new global pledging moment to accelerate progress against malnutrition.
The United Nations General Assembly declares a Decade of Action on Nutrition to help mobilize UN Member States, UN agencies and other stakeholders to take action on all forms of malnutrition including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases.
Ground-breaking new research led by the World Bank, Results for Development and 1,000 Days gives decision-makers a roadmap for scaling up investments in nutrition and reaching a set of the global nutrition targets by 2025.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
A target to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 is enshrined as part of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Nutrition Report Established
The Global Nutrition Report—the first-ever comprehensive tool that tracks progress against all forms of malnutrition—was unveiled as a result of a commitment made at the 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit.
A high-level intergovernmental meeting that focused global attention on addressing malnutrition in all its forms, ICN2 committed world leaders to establishing national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition and transforming food systems to make nutritious diets available to all.
First Nutrition for Growth Summit
Hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom, Brazil and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the first-ever Nutrition for Growth summit yielded over 200 commitments to expand the reach of nutrition interventions during the 1,000 day window, reduce stunting and save the lives of almost 2 million children under 5.
On the day of closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, UK Prime Minister David Cameron used the spotlight of the Olympic Games to call for greater international momentum to tackle hunger and malnutrition.