Over the last decade, world leaders and the global community have recognized the power of better nutrition. In 2012, at the World Health Assembly, 194 countries agreed to the first-ever set of global nutrition targets. In 2015, world leaders committed to end “all forms of malnutrition” by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. And in December 2020, more than US $3 billion in financing commitments or re-commitments were confirmed from a range of stakeholders including the Government of Canada, the Government of Pakistan, World Vision International, UNICEF, and the World Bank. Additional strong policy commitments from Guatemala, Nigeria and Senegal were also highlighted.
Today a new influx of resources and bold actions are urgently needed to change the course of malnutrition and build human capital to energize economic growth. As the nutrition community continues to inspire countries, donors, the private sector, and civil society to find innovative ways to drive progress, we also draw inspiration from the successes that have been achieved over the last decade.