The Global Movement
On 1 April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2016-2025 the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. As an umbrella for consolidating and aligning nutrition actions and convened by FAO and WHO, the decade offers an open and inclusive way for all actors to set, track and achieve commitments to end all forms of malnutrition worldwide. UN partners will soon be developing an online repository to bring together all global commitments to nutrition.
At the 2013 Nutrition for Growth event, representatives from a diverse range of industries, sectors and communities came together. By signing onto the “Global Nutrition for Growth Compact”, significant commitments from governments, civil society and business were made, & new partnerships formed.
World Cancer Research Fund International and NCD Alliance outline example SMART commitments from the ICN2 Framework for Action that governments should develop and implement to address NCDs, overweight & obesity.
To inform the urgent action needed by all stakeholders to invest more in nutrition, the World Bank, Results for Development Institute, and 1,000 Days – with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation – developed a roadmap for policymakers that outlines the investments required to tackle malnutrition.
InvestInNutrition.org, showcases the results of a joint research effort between the World Bank Group, Results for Development Institute, and 1,000 Days to develop a global investment framework for nutrition. The website shows how much it would cost for each region and income group to achieve the global nutrition targets, as well as where the money could come from. It also allows users to download data and powerful images to support nutrition advocacy and communication.