Make Malnutrition History

Report
from World Vision
Published on 07 Oct 2019 View Original

HOW THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ZERO HUNGER BEYOND 2020

Hunger is on the rise again for the first time in decades, despite all efforts undertaken by the international community. Now is the time to step up political will and financial commitments that will translate into effective action against hunger and malnutrition.

IN THIS BRIEF PAPER YOU WILL FIND KEY INFORMATION, STARTING WITH IDEAS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO:

• Ask a question related to nutrition to the candidates for Commissioner in charge of international cooperation and development and humanitarian aid during the hearing, to remind them that nutrition should remain a top priority of the EU;

• Become a champion on nutrition and create an informal group to discuss nutrition and on a regular basis to ensure that nutrition stays a major focus of EU’s development and humanitarian policy;

• Call on the European Commission to revise the EU Action Plan on Nutrition for the period post-2025 to allow the EU to make a strong political commitment for an ambitious approach towards nutrition and to ensure that all forms of malnutrition are addressed;

• Push for an ambitious pledge from the EU ahead of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit in Tokyo in 2020 and ensure high-level representation of the EU at the summit;

• Use any opportunity globally, such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) meetings or high-level events, to raise the profile of nutrition and ensure the current funding gap for undernutrition is addressed;

• Use the tools available to you throughout your mandate to put nutrition on the agenda such as tabling resolutions, parliamentary questions, written declarations, hearings, workshops, meetings and events to raise awareness on nutrition and maintain nutrition at the core of EU development and humanitarian aid;

• Use Generation Nutrition – you can rely on us to help you access and understand the latest data and analysis, to understand the role and perspective of civil society at all levels, and to source for you experts and representatives from affected countries to provide evidence and insights to help you establish your view on appropriate EU responses.