Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada

With millions of additional people likely to be malnourished as a result of the invasion of Ukraine, climate change, and Covid-19, this is a critical time to focus on nutrition. Women and girls are at the heart of the current food and malnutrition crisis. They will be the ones to guide solutions going forward as this crisis will likely have lifelong negative impacts on education, health, climate change, food systems and economic growth. The 2022 Global Nutrition Report and tools such as the Nutrition Accountability Framework will ensure much needed monitoring, transparency and accountability for nutrition commitments, providing the evidence base needed for effective collective action.

Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement 

The 2021 Global Nutrition Report called for funding to be significantly scaled-up, ambitious political commitments and holistic approaches to diets and nutrition. In 2021, the Nutrition Year of Action, the first United Nations Food Systems Summit set the stage to transform global food systems, to change the way the people produce, consume and think about food. Similarly, the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit witnessed an unprecedented number of commitments to improving nutrition, especially from low- and lower-middle-income countries, while record funding of US$26.3 billion was committed to tackle global malnutrition.

The world has been ravaged, this past year, by the compounding challenges of climate shocks, conflict, and the food, energy and fertilizer crises due to the war in Ukraine, while it is just recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. These multiple challenges have increased the cost of healthy diets and demands on the environment while unacceptable levels of malnutrition persist. The 2022 Global Nutrition Report provides a timely reminder not only of the task at hand but more importantly of the commitments that countries have made and acted upon, the opportunities to drive transformative, systemic change towards sustainable, resilient, and climate smart food and nutrition systems that support healthy people and a healthy planet. It is a reminder for the rest of the world to support and align behind the monumental efforts made by low- and lower-middle-income countries that have made the highest-ever number of commitments to tackle malnutrition.

Diane Holdorf, Executive Vice President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Transforming our food system to provide access to safe, nutritious and affordable food produced within the planetary boundaries for all has never been more important. The 2022 Global Nutrition Report will play an important role supporting companies to move beyond commitments and targets and bring greater accountability to the system, working to end malnutrition and helping to ensure everyone, everywhere can reach their full potential.

Samantha Power, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

At last year’s Nutrition for Growth Summit, which raised more than $40 billion to prevent and treat malnutrition around the world, 90% of the Summit’s goals made by governments came from low- and middle-income countries – a clear sign that governments are stepping up to combat malnutrition within their own borders, and that high-income countries must step up as well. That’s why, in addition to continuing to lead efforts to fund prevention and treatment for malnutrition, USAID endorses the 2022 Global Nutrition Report, which includes a crucial Nutrition Accountability Framework that supports efforts to monitor global nutrition commitments, push everyone to contribute their fair share, and hold us all accountable for our commitments.

Takeshi Akahori, Director-General and Assistant Minister for Global Issues, Government of Japan

An unprecedented number of commitments were announced around the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021. However, these commitments will contribute to improving global nutrition only if they are steadily implemented. This report reminds us that all stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society and academia, need to align their efforts and leverage the SMARTness of commitments to report on progress.

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