The Government of Japan will host the next Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4G) on 7-8 December 2021. There will also be a number of official N4G side events in the lead up to the summit. 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, 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.
Commitment-making is at the heart of the Summit. As established in the vision for the Summit, governments, business, multilaterals, donors, and other development partners are encouraged to make data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, or impact commitments covering one or more of these three focus areas identified by the government of Japan as critical to achieving the global targets and ending malnutrition in all its forms:
- Health: Integrating nutrition into Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
- Food: Transforming the food system, so it promotes safe, sustainable, and healthy foods to support people and planet.
- Resilience: Effectively addressing malnutrition in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, supporting resiliency.
- Nutrition for Growth
- Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit: Vision and Roadmap
- Commitment-Making Guide
- N4G commitment tracking tool
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- Business and the Global Nutrition Summit | Read the meeting summary
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- Meeting: N4G Workforce Nutrition Pledges
- Op-Ed: Going for gold — how to get results at Nutrition for Growth
- Blog: Five things we need from the Japan N4G Summit
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- Blog: Rethinking business engagement and nutrition: old and new
- Blog: Ending malnutrition by 2030 means running a different race. Let’s start now
In 2013, at the first N4G summit in London, 110 stakeholders agreed to prevent at least 20 million children from being stunted and save at least 1.7 million lives by 2020. Donors secured new commitments of over $4 billion to tackle undernutrition, and $19 billion in complementary nutrition-sensitive investments between 2013 and 2020. In 2017, at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan, governments, civil society organizations, private philanthropies, and the private sector made financial and policy commitments totalling $3.4 billion. Learn more about Nutrition For Growth.