Generation Nutrition calls on the EU to keep nutrition high in the next multi-annual budget

Generation Nutrition calls on the EU to keep nutrition high in the next multi-annual budget

Dec 5, 2018

The EU has committed to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children by at least 7 million by 2025. Unfortunately, despite all commitments, the world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 2 - to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 - and the EU’s own commitments are achievable only if nutrition continues to be priority and interventions scaled up. 

As the EU and its Member States are negotiating their multi-annual budget for 2021-2027, it is vital that nutrition takes its fair share. The EU already contributed to avert some forms of undernutrition. However, the world is not on track to meet the SDGs and the commitments world leaders made to end all forms of malnutrition.

That’s why civil society coalition, Generation Nutrition is joining forces with MEP Linda McAvan to discuss past and future commitments for nutrition and the role that the private sector can play in bringing malnutrition to an end.

On 4th December, Alliance2015 joined fellow Generation Nutrition partners at the high-level event “Investing in nutrition for a sustainable future: current impact and future focus of the EU”, hosted by MEP Linda McAvan at the European Parliament. The event aimed to bring field and institutional perspectives together to take stock of the impact made so far by the EU as a global leader in fighting malnutrition and pave the way for renewed momentum, new commitments, and enhanced multi-stakeholder partnerships for nutrition after 2020.

Sara Worku, the International Partnership Coordinator of People in Need in Ethiopia, spoke at the event, sharing messages and experiences from the field. Sara offered an overview of the nutrition situation in Ethiopia from a grassroots perspective and a review of the implementation of the main national nutrition policies in the country. She also shared lessons learned from practitioners and offer recommendations for future EU funding strategies.  

Author: PIN, Alliance2015