The 2020 Global Nutrition Summit aims to acknowledge nutrition as an essential driver of sustainable development and to secure new and refreshed policy and financial commitments from governments, civil society, private sector, donor agencies and the UN to act on malnutrition in all its forms. It is being organised by the Government of Japan with support from the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The 25-26 June Conference in The Hague will help shape private sector engagement in the Japan 2020 Summit. Hosted by the Government of the Netherlands, it is co-organised by GAIN and the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) with the support of the SUN Movement, the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
This event is a key first step for consulting with and including the perspective of business into the Japan 2020 Summit. It will aim to reach consensus on
- the overall level of ambition of businesses;
- a set of public-private engagement principles leading up to Japan 2020;
- priority areas on which commitments will be developed and presented in Japan next year, and
- the need to work with other stakeholders to develop SMART business commitments to launch at the 2020 Global Summit.
Its recommendations will be forwarded to the Summit organisers.