The Global Nutrition Report, released on 12 May 2020, calls on governments, businesses and civil society to step up efforts to address malnutrition in all its forms and tackle injustices in food and health systems.
Everyone deserves access to healthy, affordable food and quality nutrition care. This access is hindered by deeper inequities that arise from unjust systems and processes that structure everyday living conditions. This year’s Global Nutrition Report uses the concept of nutrition equity to elucidate these inequities and show how they determine opportunities and barriers to attaining healthy diets and lives, leading to unequal nutrition outcomes. It examines the global burden of malnutrition with an equity lens to develop a fuller understanding of nutrition inequalities. In doing this, it pinpoints and prioritises key actions to amplify efforts and propel progress towards ending malnutrition in all its forms.
The Global Nutrition Report calls for a pro-equity agenda that mainstreams nutrition into food systems and health systems, supported by strong financing and accountability. With only five years left to meet the 2025 global nutrition targets, time is running out and the report calls for focused action where the need is greatest to achieve maximum impact.
The report was produced by the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, of which ACC’s Jane Battersby is a member, supported by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group and the Secretariat at Development Initiatives.