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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

Day 1 (7 December 2021) – English
High-level sessions (also available in French and Spanish)

Day 2 (8 December 2021) – English
Thematic sessions (also available in French and Spanish)

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.

• Vision and Roadmap – English Français │ Español

• N4G Summit 2021 key messages – English

• N4G and UN Food Systems Summit joint statement – English 

• 2021 Summit news – 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 

Gerda Verburg
SUN Movement Coordinator and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General

Keiichi Ono
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.

Technical briefing: N4G Commitment-making guidance for countries 

SUN countries in Asia and the Pacific, 7 October 2021

Presentation: English 

Briefing technique : orientation sur la formulation d’engagements nationaux N4G

Pays SUN francophones, 14 octobre 2021

Présentation : Français

Technical briefing: N4G Commitment-making guidance for countries 

SUN countries in Africa, 7 October 2021

Presentation: English 

Informe técnico: orientación para el desarollo de compromisos nacionales N4G

Países hispanohablantes SUN, 28 octubre 2021

Presentación: Español

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:

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:

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