Menu ENN Search

Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021

View this article as a pdf

The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit was held in December 2021 under the leadership of the Government of Japan. It was the third global pledging moment, designed to drive greater action toward ending malnutrition and helping ensure everyone, everywhere can reach their full potential.

This summit came at a critical time, midway through the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition, with only five years remaining to achieve the World Health Assembly targets on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, and 10 years to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

The N4G Summit marked the culmination of the N4G Year of Action on nutrition launched in December 2020 by the Governments of Canada and Bangladesh. Guided by the N4G vision and roadmap1, commitment-making was at the heart of the summit and over the course of the Year of Action governments, business, multilaterals, donors, and other development partners were encouraged to make data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, or impact commitments covering one or more of three focus areas:

  1. Health: Integrating nutrition into Universal Health Coverage
  2. Food: Transforming food systems, to promote safe, sustainable, and healthy diets (with important linkages to the UN Food Systems Summit held in July 2021).
  3. Resilience: Addressing malnutrition effectively in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

The promotion of data-driven accountability and securing new investment and driving innovation in nutrition financing cut across the above core areas.

By the conclusion of the summit, 396 new nutrition commitments (programmatic, policy and financial) were pledged by a total of 181 stakeholders from 78 countries. Importantly, two countries with high burdens of malnutrition, Bangladesh and Indonesia, pledged to step up domestic programming and double down on policies to reduce malnutrition. Donor governments, bilateral and multilateral development partners, civil society and other organisations committed new nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive financing of over USD 27 billion to tackle malnutrition in all its forms.

Future accountability for all the N4G commitments lies in the newly launched Nutrition Accountability Framework managed by the Global Nutrition Report (GNR). This is designed to record the new commitments made, monitor their impact and sets out the requirements for SMART commitment formulation (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound). Stakeholders are expected to report on their progress annually to the GNR.

As well as the pledging summit itself, a large number of side events were held on a wide range of topics including nutrition financing, data gaps and data systems, the Global Action Plan on Child wasting2 and food systems. This sharing of evidence and the highlighting of opportunities has paved the way for the next N4G summit, to be hosted by France in Paris in 2024, where it is hoped that tangible results can be observed from the robust commitments made in Tokyo.

Read more...

1 https://nutritionforgrowth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Vision_Roadmap_4.6.2021.pdf

2 https://www.childwasting.org/

More like this

FEX: Launch of the Nutrition Year of Action

View this article as a pdf In December 2020, the Governments of Canada and Bangladesh, in partnership with the Government of Japan, hosted a virtual launch of the Nutrition...

FEX: Nutrition funding: The missing piece of the puzzle

News Summary of report* A recent report by Generation Nutrition, a coalition of 85 civil society organisations, describes both why funding matters to nutrition and the...

FEX: Food Systems Summit

View this article as a pdf The United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit was held virtually during the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September 2021. Recognising that too...

FEX: Global Nutrition Report

This Global Nutrition Report (GNR) is the first in an annual series. It tracks worldwide progress in improving nutrition status, identifies bottlenecks to change, highlights...

‘Reset’ of wasting prevention and treatment to catalyse action and accountability

Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) has submitted a game-changer on a 'wasting reset' that has been included as part of the game-changers of Action Track 1 for the UN FSS....

NEX: Mobilising innovative financing and domestic resources for nutrition: Progress and challenges in Burkina Faso

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Ella Compaoré is the Technical Focal Point at the Technical Secretariat in the Ministry of Health...

NEX: 2016 Global Nutrition Report From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030

By Lawrence Haddad, Corinna Hawkes and Emorn Udomkesmalee, Global Nutrition Report Independent Expert Group Co-Chairs Ending malnutrition by 2030 is a lot to ask, but the...

Resource: Global action plan on child wasting - Accelerating progress in preventing and managing child wasting and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Introduction In 2015, the world committed to eliminating all forms of malnutrition by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To do so, the SDGs incorporated...

FEX: Scale-up of severe wasting management within the health system: A stakeholder perspective on current progress

View this article as a pdf Summary of report1 This summary was prepared by Brenda Akwanyi who undertook the review together with Philip James, Natascha Lelijveld and Emily...

en-net: Nutrition Commitments and Accountability

As a means of increasing accountability, there is increasing discussion in the nutrition arena, and wider world of sustainable development, about the need for...

FEX: The launch of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium

View this article as a pdf The Micronutrient Forum and its partners, supported by Kirk Humanitarian and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, launched the Healthy Mothers...

NEX: Global Gathering Round-up: Workshop themes and discussions

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici ENN's SUN Knowledge Management team The 2019 Global Gathering enabled rich discussions through 25...

NEX: The 2019 SUN Movement Global Gathering: Reflections from the Coordinator of the SUN Movement

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici As a driver of change, a builder of resilience and security and a key to unlocking intellectual capacity...

FEX: Editorial

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Dear readers, In July 2019, we produced a special edition of Field Exchange (issue 60) on continuum of...

en-net: Online public consultation - Draft of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on child wasting

I would like to bring to your attention the opportunity to contribute to the online public consultation for the draft of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on child wasting. Please...

Blog post: The last must become the first: key insights from the second Institutionalizing Community Health Conference.

Community health programmes are neither cheap nor easy to implement well, but they remain a good and wise investment that can yield important dividends. The latest evidence...

FEX: Investing in the now and the future: Why governments should commit to adolescent health and nutrition

View this article as a pdf Report Summary 1 Save the Children UK and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Youth Leaders recently released a brief making the case for prioritising...

Blog post: The SUN Movement Global Gathering 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal: Coming together towards a well-nourished planet and people.

The first week of November saw the coming together of key members of the ENN SUN KM team in Kathmandu for the SUN Global Gathering (GG) 2019. The ENN team comprised of the...

NEX: 2014 Global Nutrition Report: Actions and Accountability to Accelerate the World’s Progress on Nutrition

The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) has produced high quality nutrition profiles of all countries. To download the report for your country, and read the GNR in full, go to...

Resource: Wasting 'Reset'- Catalysing action and accountability on child wasting: Prevention, early detection and treatment

There is no time to lose or waste: the time has come for a wasting 'reset' A synthesis of working group recommendations to guide the development of the 'Wasting Reset'...

Close

Reference this page

Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021. Field Exchange 67, April 2022. p5. www.ennonline.net/fex/67/nutritionforgrowthsummit2021

(ENN_7382)

Close

Download to a citation manager

The below files can be imported into your preferred reference management tool, most tools will allow you to manually import the RIS file. Endnote may required a specific filter file to be used.