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Concern Worldwide Statement on the announcement of the Paris Nutrition for Growth Summit 2025

Press release2 April 2024

We welcome the French government’s announcement that it will host the next Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit in Paris on the 27th and 28th March 2025. N4G is a global pledging moment where governments, donors, civil society make commitment in order to drive greater action toward ending malnutrition. We are encouraged to see the French Government mobilising global efforts to end the malnutrition crisis

2025 will mark the end of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, but there is still a long way to go for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The N4G Summit 2025 must see a substantial mobilisation from governments, donors and civil societies, in order to secure the right level of commitments needed to end the malnutrition crisis.  

In 2023, 735 million people face undernourishment and almost 30% of children worldwide under five suffer from wasting or stunting. This shocking level of malnutrition requires high-level and ambitious commitments from the UK Government, as an ally in the fight against global poverty and preventable deaths.

Danny Harvey, Co-Executive Director

Concern Worldwide calls on the UK government to seize the opportunity of the next N4G Summit to renew its nutrition pledge, and show accountability for previous commitments made in 2022. The cuts to the UK ODA budget still disproportionately affects FCDOs’ nutrition programmes. As the first host of the N4G Summit 2013, the UK should ambitiously raise the level of UK ODA funding for nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes, and renew its commitments to reach people who are the most vulnerable to malnutrition.  

The UK government has moved in the right direction by hosting the Global Food Security Summit in November 2023. We need to sustain and build upon these efforts. The next N4G Summit is an opportunity for the FCDO to increase the level of nutrition interventions needed to end preventable deaths from malnutrition.  

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