Nutrition for Growth
Postponement of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020
Official Message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Japan, as the host country of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, had planned to host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020 in December 2020 in order to accelerate global effort to tackle malnutrition. However, in light of the continued global spread of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit for a year until December 2021. Read more
Nutrition for Growth – Tokyo 2020
The Government of Japan will host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020 (N4G 2020). The summit is 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 the link between diet, food systems and health. Its timing is key, with 5 years to achieve the 2025 World Health Assembly targets, and 10 years to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. At N4G 2020, the government of Japan aims to work with partners to galvanise commitments from governments, civil society, private sector, donor agencies and the UN to end malnutrition in all its forms.
The way from Kathmandu to Tokyo
The Government of Japan has highlighted some key global and regional events to help build momentum to the 2020 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 2020.
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