Nutrition for Growth

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 where a Global Nutrition for Growth Compact was endorsed by 100 stakeholders and new commitments in the order of over $4 billion for nutrition-specific projects, and $19 billion in nutrition-sensitive projects, was pledged.
  • 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.
The Vision   Under the umbrella of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, Nutrition for Growth 2017 encompassed a series of events that brought different actors together to set out specific steps to help end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The goal was to secure new financial and political commitments from governments, donors, civil society, UN and business, and re-energize political momentum and global focus on nutrition. Join us in telling world leaders to make bold commitments on nutrition so that women, children and entire communities can survive and thrive. Details of the plans for Nutrition for Growth in 2020 are forthcoming.


Global Nutrition Summit 2020: Tokyo

More information is forthcoming.



Global Nutrition Summit 2017: Milan

The Global Nutrition Summit in Milan on November 4th, 2017, will take stock of commitments made to date, celebrate progress toward global goals on nutrition, and announce new commitments to accelerate the global response to malnutrition.



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.




A Decade of Action for Nutrition

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.

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An Investment Framework to Reach the Global Targets

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.


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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.


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Second International Conference of Nutrition (ICN2)

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.


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World Health Assembly Targets

World leaders committed to accelerating progress against six targets to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition by 2025.


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The Olympic Hunger Summit

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.

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