When should I register a nutrition commitment? The Nutrition Accountability (NAF) Platform will be open for stakeholders to register their nutrition commitments at any time.
What is the deadline for registering an N4G commitment? For the Tokyo N4G summit, commitments are encouraged to be registered by 31 October 2021 and the summit will be the hard deadline for registering commitments for the Nutrition Year of Action. If you submit your commitment by 31 October, the Global Nutrition Report will be able to perform a basic level of verification. For those registered after 31 October, no verification will be performed in time for the summit and so commitments registered after 31 October may not be featured in the summit. All commitments registered between 14 December 2020 (the launch of the N4G Year of Action) and 8 December 2021 (the closing of the N4G Year of Action) will be included in the Compact (Annex), the outcome document of the summit.
How do I submit my commitment(s)? All commitments should be registered and submitted through the NAF Commitment Registration Form. You may choose to download the registration form to see the information required in advance, but this form is for your own use only; the registration of your commitment(s) is valid only if you complete and submit the online registration form.
What if a commitment is made on behalf of multiple stakeholders (that is, a joint commitment)? Commitments made on behalf of multiple organisations should be registered only once by the primary organisation. The primary organisation is in charge of registering the commitment and reporting on its progress annually to the Global Nutrition Report. There are relevant fields in the Commitment Registration Form, where you may specify the additional organisations.
Who are considered multiple stakeholders or other entities in a joint commitment? This usually refers to different multiple organisations involved in a joint commitment. However, there may cases of different UN agencies, for example, involved in a joint commitment, where each UN agency should be listed as a different stakeholder.
What if my organisation would like to register an ‘old’ or previous commitment that was not achieved? Commitments that were previously registered but not achieved for various reasons can be registered again as new commitments. Moreover, it is encouraged that strengthened commitments are also registered.
What if our organisation is submitting more than one commitment? Each organisation should complete the user Sign-up form once, unless there are different departments within the same organisation that lead separate commitments in which case each department should complete a separate user Sign-up form to register their own commitments. They can then register as many commitments as they wish. Each commitment should be registered separately (i.e., complete a Commitment Registration Form for each of your commitments). Once you complete the registration of your first commitment, you will have the option to register additional ones.
What detail is needed in Q2 (full formulation of the commitment)? The full formulation of the commitment should include the responsible organisation (The [Country] Ministry of Health Department of Nutrition); any additional organisations (in collaboration with [Organisation]); the measurable commitment goal(s) (reduce population-level intake of added sugar from 16% energy to less than 6% energy in 8 years); the action plan (implementing mandatory category-specific added sugar reformulation targets for packaged foods and beverages); the indicator used to measure progress (proportion of energy from added sugar assessed using the National Nutrition Survey conducted every two years), along with the baseline level and unit (added sugar intake of 16% of energy) and the level to be achieved (added sugar intake of 10% of energy) within a certain commitment period (2022–2030). Please also feel free to include any additional details that are relevant to your commitment and that you would like to highlight (e.g., total estimated costs, funding mechanism).
Is there the risk of double-counting total costs? For example, if an organisation reports receiving funding from a certain donor and this donor makes their own commitment about investing a certain amount of money on nutrition, would that be considered as double-counting? No, this would not be considered as double counting. You are encouraged to specify the funders that will support the funding of the total costs associated with your commitment. This will help the Global Nutrition Report identify dependencies between commitments.
What is considered as the target population of commitments relevant to food industry products? For private sector food businesses, whose products refer to all consumers (not specific population groups), the appropriate answer is “Overall population”. If the products refer to consumers of a specific population group (e.g., children, pregnant women), please select “Specific population group(s)”.
Last updated: 14 September 2021.