Nutrition for Growth: Action Against Hunger Position Paper

Even before the global pandemic, the world was off track to meet the global nutrition targets of the World Health Assembly by 2025 and Sustainable Development Goal #2, Zero Hunger, by 2030. It is critical that governments, donors and stakeholders double down on efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition. The Nutrition for Growth Summit on December 7-8, 2021, is a pivotal moment for world leaders, including the U.S. Government, to make strong financial and political pledges to save lives and create opportunity for millions of children and families.

Action Against Hunger calls for prioritization of addressing the key drivers of hunger and malnutrition – conflict and insecurity, climate change impacts and health inequity – along with cross-cutting factors such as lack of access to basic social services, gender injustices  and gender-based violence, unsustainable and unjust food systems, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s secondary impacts.