Nutrition for Growth
Nutrition for Growth 2021
On 7-8 December 2021, the Government of Japan hosted the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 (#N4G2021). The summit was an unprecedented opportunity to set the world on a pathway towards achieving the SDG targets – in particular, to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 and strengthen links between diet, food systems and health. Its timing is key, with only four years to achieve the 2025 World Health Assembly targets, and less than 10 years to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
At N4G 2021, Governments and donors pledged more than USD 27 billion to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis.
• N4G Summit 2021 final press release – English
• Commitment summary (as of 7 December) – English
• Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Compact – English
Ms Gerda Verburg
UN Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator
SUN country commitments
HE Mr Andry Rajoelina
President of Madagascar
HE Ms Dina Ercila Boluarte Zegarra
First Vice President and Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru
HE Ms Dieminatou Sangare
Minister of Health and Social Development of Mali
Mr John C. Mangwiro
Deputy Minister of Health and Childcare of Zimbabwe
The SUN Movement gears up for #N4G2021: Shaping commitments in practice
Vision and roadmap
This document sets out the overall vision and expectations for the Summit and shares high-level information about five key thematic areas for commitment-making at N4G.
• N4G Summit 2021 key messages – English
• N4G and UN Food Systems Summit joint statement – English
• 2021 Summit news – English
SUN Movement Coordinator and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General
Assistant Minister, Director-General and Ambassador for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
The first-ever Nutrition Accountability Framework
The Nutrition Accountability Framework (NAF) creates the world’s first independent and comprehensive platform for registering SMART nutrition commitments and monitoring nutrition action. It has been endorsed by the government of Japan, the SUN Movement, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, USAID and many others, ahead of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021.
Technical briefing series (October 2021)
In October 2021, the SUN Movement Secretariat, alongside partners, arranged four technical briefings for SUN member States to unpack what SMART commitments look like and how they should be formed.
Shaping commitments to improve nutrition data and accountability
The SUN Movement Secretariat has worked with the Nutrition Data Partners Group to develop a set of concrete recommendations for shaping commitments to improve nutrition data and accountability in support of food, health and prosperity for all.
• Recommendations: English
The road from Kathmandu to Tokyo
The Government of Japan has highlighted some key global and regional events to help build momentum to the 2021 N4G Summit. N4G milestone events include:
- SUN Global Gathering (Nov 2019)
- The Japan Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4G) – National actions on food, health and prosperity for all
- The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) presidential dinner in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Nutrition for Growth Summit (Feb 2020)
- Global Nutrition Report launch (Early 2020)
- World Bank Annual Spring Meetings (Apr 2020)
- N4G Kick-Off Event at Goalkeepers Tokyo (23 July 2020)
- Midterm Review of UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (Aug 2020)
- Goalkeepers SDG (Aug 2020)
- Committee on World Food Security (Oct 2020)
- World Bank Annual Fall Meetings (Oct 2020)
Nutrition for Growth: Social Media Graphics
These graphics can be shared on social media to build momentum and highlight the SUN community’s enthusiasm for a successful Summit in 2021.
Previous Nutrition for Growth summits
Global Nutrition Summit Milan 2017
The Global Nutrition Summit 2017 was held in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health and City of Milan and in close partnership with a number of international stakeholders including the U.K.’s Department for International Development, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Coalition on Advocacy for Nutrition.
• Annex of Commitments: https://nutritionforgrowth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Annex-of-Commitments.pdf
Nutrition for Growth Rio 2016
Rio Nutrition for Growth
On 4 August 2016, the eve of the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony, Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO; José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO; Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros and renowned athletes including Kenyan track star Tegla Loroupe gathered at the Rio Nutrition for Growth event to report on progress and make further commitments to help bring about an end to malnutrition. The event was hosted by the governments of Brazil, United Kingdom, and Japan and called for world leaders to increase financial investments in nutrition and scale up successful strategies.
Nutrition for Growth London 2013
On 8th June 2013, world leaders including SUN countries came together to sign a global compact that will prevent at least 20 million children from being stunted and save at least 1.7 million lives by 2020. The Global Nutrition for Growth Compact was endorsed by 90 stakeholders, including development partners, businesses, scientific and civil society groups and an ambitious set of individual commitments to beat hunger and improve nutrition were made including a USD 4.15 billion financial commitment.
• Access additional resources from RESULTS: Turning pledges into pounds
• Nutrition for Growth Accountability Tool by ACTION: Following the funding: Nutrition for Growth