Fighting Malnutrition: the Role of UK Parliamentarians
The UK Government has been a world leader in the fight against malnutrition. In 2013, the UK hosted the first Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit, which was fundamental in placing malnutrition at the centre of the global development agenda. It brought together a broad array of donors, international NGOs, businesses, foundations and national governments to address the shared goal to save and improve lives through better nutrition. At the N4G summit billions of pounds were pledged to programmes that directly and indirectly impact on nutrition, including by the UK government.
That funding has had a real impact and recent years have shown marked progress, however malnutrition remains a serious global problem, ending millions of children’s lives and preventing millions more reaching their full potential. This document outlines why and how UK parliamentarians can do more in the fight against malnutrition.