World leaders have taken another step to mobilize action toward ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025. The United Nations General Assembly recently proclaimed a Decade of Action on Nutrition that will run from 2016 to 2025. In doing so, they recognize the central role nutrition plays in achieving multiple sustainable development goals.
The declaration comes as a follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), in which world leaders signaled their commitment on nutrition. IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan, who is also on the Compact2025 Leadership Council, offered support to ICN2 commitments at the 2014 conference in Rome: “We look forward to contributing to this initiative by providing a knowledge and innovation platform to experiment, learn, and share evidence and policy options—Compact2025.”
Through knowledge, innovation, and partnerships, Compact2025 supports the various actors working to accelerate the end of hunger and undernutrition by 2025. Along with global commitments such as the Decade of Action on Nutrition, it supports commitments at the regional level, such as the Malabo Declaration. At the country level, Compact2025 is working in four focal countries to help accelerate progress toward ending hunger and nutrition.