Progress Marking and Progress Making – Global Nutrition Summit and Global Nutrition Report Launch Set to Catalyze Progress on Malnutrition

By Kimberly Cernak, 1,000 Days’ Senior Director of Global Policy and Advocacy. 

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2017 Global Nutrition Launch date confirmed

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Global Nutrition Report will launch on 4 November.

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South African Event for the GNR 2015

It is a rare opportunity to present a global nutrition report, hot off the press, to an eager-to-engage multi-sectoral audience.  However, Lawrence Haddad had such an opportunity when he presented an overview of the Global Nutrition Report at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg on Friday 2 October, 2015. It was as good choice for such an event as in isiXhosa, an iNdaba is an important meeting and which matters affecting the community are discussed. The event was attended by over 100 South Africans from multiple government departments, academia, civil society, the private sector and media.  The thought-provoking facts in the presentation, lively panel discussion and engaging question and answer session highlighted the need for innovative thinking in how South Africa can get traction on reducing the prevalence of malnutrition. Lawrence’s presentation provided us the opportunity to reflect on our position in global rankings exposed and challenged us. >> Read more

International Launch of the Second Global Nutrition Report

SEP 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM EDT, New York

With: Minister Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health, Indonesia | Graca Machel, Founder of the Graca Machel Trust l David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee | Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Program l Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary of African Leaders Malaria Alliance l Leith Greenslade, Health Envoy for the Millenium Development Goals l Lawrence Haddad, Corinna Hawkes and Emorn Wasantwisut, Co-chairs of the Global Nutrition Report | Tom Arnold, Coordinator a.i. of the Movement on Scaling Up Nutrition

Please join us for an evening of dynamic conversation on Tuesday 22 September as we present new evidence and progress, and address interventions for globally sustainable, nutrition–led policies, with a reception to follow.

New findings and recommendations to be introduced include:

  • The critical relationship between climate change and nutrition
  • Focus on the roles of business and how it can play a pivotal role
  • Fresh data covering all forms of malnutrition – from under nutrition in young children to nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases in adults, and from stunting to obesity

The Global Nutrition Report is the first comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress on all forms of nutrition for 193 countries. The 2015 edition will build and reflect on new opportunities, actions, progress, accountability, and data for nutrition, with the aim to build greater commitment to improved nutrition in all countries.

Photos of the New York City launch of the Global Nutrition Report 2015 - September 22, 2015

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Shock and Potential: Indonesia’s Reaction to the Global Nutrition Report

We were in Jakarta earlier this week for the Global Nutrition Report roundtable.  It was organized by the Ministry of National Development Planning. >> Read more

Odisha’s Open Spaces for Nutrition Innovation

Yesterday we held a Global Nutrition Report roundtable in Odisha’s state capital, Bhubaneswar.  We had a great line up of speakers from Odisha and Delhi.  The state’s Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, as well as the Minister of Women, Children and Development, Usha Devi, were in attendance at the end of the day to hear the result of the day’s deliberations.  About 140 participants from government, civil society and research were present. >> Read more

The New York Launch of the Global Nutrition Report in a New York Minute

Groucho Marx once said, "Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does."

One such book--the result of many minds coming together—is the Global Nutrition Report which made its North American debut at a launch event co-hosted by UNICEF, Columbia University and IFPRI in New York City on December 8th at UNICEF Headquarters. >> Read more

Live Q&A: What needs to happen NOW to end global malnutrition?


One of the most pressing challenges facing our planet is malnutrition, which affects citizens of every country in the world from the least developed to the most. >> Read more

Global Launch: Rome – November 20, 2014

The inaugural Global Nutrition Report was launched officially on November 20th, 2014 at the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome, alongside the 2014 Global Hunger Index. The event showcased the main findings of the Global Nutrition Report and highlighted key data on the state of the world’s nutrition.

Through an inspiring keynote address, presentations, a lively panel discussion and audience interaction, the global and sectoral implications of the Report’s findings were reflected upon by members of government, donor agencies, academia and civil society.

Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Red Room, Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Attendance: See registration details for ICN2 here.
Language: Event conducted in English and simultaneously translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Presentation from Rome event