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Nutrition for Growth 2021

On 7-8 December 2021, the Government of Japan will host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 (N4G 2021). 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 only 4 years to achieve the 2025 World Health Assembly targets, and less than 10 years to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. At N4G 2021, 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.

• N4G Summit 2021 Overview – English
• For the most up-to-date information on N4G please visit –

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.

• Vision and Roadmap •
English │ Français │ Español

• 2021 Summit – English 

Commitment-making guide

This document outlines key guidance and criteria for all stakeholders and constituencies to consider when developing Nutrition for Growth commitments.

• Commitment-making guide  •
English │ Français │ Español │ Pусский 

• Make a commitment – English 

SUN and N4G 2021

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

In preparation for the N4G Summit, the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) arranged 4 preparatory webinars for SUN countries in 2020: 5 February (ENG & FRA) and 6 February (SPA). Here below the links to the recordings of the webinars.

• Presentation: English │ Français │ Español

Webinar 1 English
Click here to watch the webinar 

Webinar 2 English
Click here to watch the webinar 

Webinar 3 Français
Cliquez ici pour voir webinaire

Webinar 2 Español – 6 de febrero
Haga click aquí para ver seminario web

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:

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:

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.

Learn more about the Nutrition for Growth Rio 2016 event

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.

• Download the Nutrition for Growth Compact // Download the Set of individual commitments

• Access additional resources from RESULTS: Turning pledges into pounds

• Nutrition for Growth Accountability Tool by ACTION: Following the funding: Nutrition for Growth

A Historic Moment for Nutrition – Nutrition for Growth summit in London

• The UK reviews their progress towards Nutrition for Growth Commitments – One Year On