Postponement of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020

N4G Admin / April 2, 2020

Official Message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Japan, as the host country of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, had planned to host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020 in December 2020 in order to accelerate global effort to tackle malnutrition. However, in light of the continued global...

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Preparing for N4G with the Government of Japan

N4G Admin / March 15, 2020

From Nutrition Connect’s Road to Tokyo 2020 series, an interview with Emi Inaoka, who leads the Nutrition for Growth process for the Government of Japan (GoJ), on how Nutrition for Growth will catalyse nutrition action over the next decade. How did the Government of Japan get involved with Nutrition for Growth (N4G)? ...

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2020 – The year to accelerate towards the elimination of stunting

N4G Admin / February 13, 2020

By Martin Short, Chief Executive Officer, The Power of Nutrition “Ending malnutrition has always been a moral imperative. But it is also an economic necessity and a huge opportunity,” writes Martin Short, CEO of The Power of Nutrition, in this opinion piece about the urgency of accelerating progress towards eliminating stunting and the critical...

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2020 must be year of action on nutrition, advocates say: Devex

jordan treible / January 22, 2020

By Teresa Welsh WASHINGTON — The year 2019 saw the release of several major data-driven reports demonstrating the uphill climb to meet key international nutrition goals.The EAT-Lancet Commissionfound the world is eating a diet much toohigh in animal-source foods, anannualreportfromUNICEFrevealed thatone-third of children are malnourished, and anIPCC reportshowed...

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All nations should have universal health care: Washington Post

jordan treible / January 15, 2020

In December 2019, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, published an editorial in the Washington Post where they “…call on all countries to develop strong primary health-care-based health systems, to strengthen health financing and to invest in innovations related to health technologies and service delivery.” ...

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Nutrition in universal health coverage brief overview: WHO

jordan treible / January 13, 2020

This brief provides the reader with information and keymessages to transform health systems towards the integrationof essential nutrition actions as an important component forachieving quality universal health coverage (UHC). It reinforcesthe understanding that malnutrition in all its forms threatensthe achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by2030. Six...

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Engage, Inspire, Invest: SUNGG 2019

jordan treible / January 13, 2020

“Nutrition comes first,” says the Honourable Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Nepal Minister of Finance, setting the tone forthis year’s Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering (GG). Over four days, 1,000 farmers, chefs, practitioners, journalists and Government Ministers from 61+ countries gathered in Kathmandu to share their stories of...

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Update: The Global Nutrition Summit 2017

N4G Admin / November 30, 2017

The Global Nutrition Summit 2017: Milan took place in the Palazzo Reale Milano on Saturday November 4, 2017. The event brought together over 250 stakeholders including governments, cities, international agencies, foundations, civil society organizations and businesses, to accelerate the global response to malnutrition. The day was marked by notable attendees Kofi...

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Press Release: Global Nutrition Summit 2017: Milan

N4G Admin / November 4, 2017

US$3.4 billion committed at summit to tackle global malnutrition crisis US$640 million in new funding announced; philanthropies in India and Nigeria, home to highest numbers of malnourished children, pledge US$150 millionInternational NGOs and World Bank extend and increase 2013 commitments with pledge to spend US$1.1 billion and US$1.7bn respectively on nutrition by 2020Governments including...

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ICAN Statement of Support for the 2017 Human Capital Summit

N4G Admin / October 18, 2017

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN), comprised of organizations working to improve policies and scale-up investments in nutrition, commends the World Bank Group for hosting the second annual Human Capital Summit on October 13, 2017. This event demonstrated the Bank’s continued commitment to prioritizing investments in human capital, including financing for nutrition and other crucial early...

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