The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021

The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021 hosted by the Government of Japan was held in a hybrid format that combines on-site participation of domestic participants and on-line participants from overseas on 7th and 8th December.

From Japan, at the High Level sessions on the first day, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, introduced Japan’s actions to nutritional improvement. Mr. KISHIDA also announced that Japan will provide nutrition-related oversea assistance, which will amount to over JPY 300 billion, equivalent to more than around USD 2.8 billion , for the next three years, and will contribute to the achievement of the Universal Health Coverage.

During the thematic sessions on 8th December, panel discussions on three themes; 1) Health; 2) Food; and 3) Resilience were held. A wide variety of stakeholders from governments, international organisations, private sector, civil society, and academia participated in each panel as panelists and discussed directions of future actions. Ms. Jane Wambugu, Deputy Director of Agriculture and Head of AgriNutrition, Ministry of Agriculture from the Government of Kenya presented their statement on the second panel discussion “Food System Transformation for Healthy Diets”.

The Tokyo N4G Summit achieved outcomes exceeding the ones at the previous Nutrition for Growth Summits. At least 331 commitments from 156 stakeholders including 66 countries and 20 private sectors with over USD 27 million financial contribution were submitted at the end of the Summit.
The Tokyo Compact on Global N4G was issued as an outcome document that indicates concrete direction for the international society to improve nutrition. The Tokyo Compact has received endorsements from 212 stakeholders including governments of 64 countries, 11 international organisations, 60 private sectors, and 58 civil society. The Tokyo Compact specifies directions in the five areas of health, food, resilience, accountability, and financing to end malnutrition by 2030.

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