G8 & G20: Two summits to tackle the hidden malnutrition crisis
A call to action to end global hunger and malnutrition
As world leaders have been grappling with one economic crisis after another, a hunger and malnutrition crisis affecting millions of children has gone unchecked. Pervasive long-term malnutrition is eroding the foundations of the global economy by destroying the potential of millions of children.
The G8 and G20 both have an opportunity to achieve a major breakthrough on food security in 2012. We already know the solutions to tackle the global malnutrition crisis, but political commitment and strong leadership are required. The global economic and malnutrition crises require complementary investments in nutrition interventions, nutrition-focused agriculture and social safety nets. Urgent action and strong leadership by the G8 and G20 could lay the foundations for an historic global push to end hunger and malnutrition.