The Global Nutrition Report and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are pleased to invite you to listen in to the third in a series of country-focused roundtables. The roundtable will mobilise key actors at the regional and country level around the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Year of Action and Tokyo N4G Summit. Register now to listen in!
Save the date: Thursday 8th April at 12:00-2:00pm UTC | 1:00-3:00pm CEST |
The Tokyo N4G Summit, to be held in 2021 under the auspices of the government of Japan, provides a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition. The Summit comes at a critical time, midway through the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – with only four years left to achieve the global nutrition targets on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and diet-related noncommunicable diseases, and nine years to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
Bringing together a range of key actors from across different countries and regions, this third roundtable will create space for group discussion of the N4G Year of Action, the N4G Summit, and the commitment-making process.
Speakers and agenda
To open the roundtable, welcome remarks will be made Dr. Emi Inaoka from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary-General, and SUN Movement Coordinator. Following these addresses, the Chair of the Global Nutrition Report Independent Expert Group, Dr Renata Micha, will present key resources which track previous commitments (2013–2017) and progress towards achieving global targets. The presentation will also showcase the Global Nutrition Report’s newly developed N4G Commitment Registration Form and N4G Commitment Registration Guide – documents which have been endorsed by the government of Japan and align with the N4G Vision & Roadmap.
Following the presentation by Dr Renata Micha, there will be a moderated discussion in which a select group of participants will have the opportunity to: share their perspectives on the Year of Action; ask questions about the commitment-making process and the requirements for making commitments in line with this process; reflect on the opportunities and challenges around making commitments; and, explore what commitments are required to ensure faster and fairer progress towards ending malnutrition in all its forms.
For any questions relating to the regional roundtable series, or to submit questions for discussion at the roundtable, please contact: Amy Cox, Outreach Lead for the Global Nutrition Report ([email protected]), copying: Debora Di Dio, Senior Nutrition and Strategy Adviser for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat ([email protected]).
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