Nutrition for Growth represents an opportunity for governments, investors, civil society organizations and citizens to come together to invest in solutions to fight malnutrition.
Key facts to know:
- Nutrition for Growth is led by a partnership between the United Kingdom, Brazil and Japan governments and championed by leading philanthropic foundations and civil society organizations.
- The first Nutrition for Growth summit was held in London in 2013 and new commitments in the order of over $4 billion for nutrition-specific projects, and $19 billion in nutrition-sensitive projects, was pledged.
- A Global Nutrition for Growth Compact was endorsed by 100 stakeholders (from science, business, civil society, private foundations and governments), committing by 2020 to reduce child stunting by 20 million.
- The communique from the Brazil-led 2016 N4G event highlighted the need for a global movement in 2017 to increase global attention to the nutrition challenge, and to build global momentum for a major pledging moment.
Under the umbrella of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, Nutrition for Growth 2017 will encompass a series of events that bring different actors together to set out the specific steps they will take to help end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The goal for N4G 2017 is to secure new financial and political commitments from governments, donors, civil society, UN and business. It will also re-energize political momentum and global focus on nutrition. In addition to providing platforms for commitments, these efforts will also enable exchange and learning on how to address malnutrition effectively, and to foster a culture of transparency and accountability. Join us in telling world leaders to make bold commitments on nutrition so that women, children and entire communities can survive and thrive.
The plans for Nutrition for Growth in 2017 are available here