Special Event

The Washington, DC Launch of the Second Global Nutrition Report

Sep 25, 2015 - 04:15 pm to 05:45 pm EDT

Welcome: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI.
Speakers: Lawrence Haddad, IFPRI | Corinna Hawkes, GNR Independent Expert Group co-Chair| Emorn Wasantwisut, GNR Independent Expert Group co-Chair.
Panel: Robert Bertram, Bureau for Food Security, USAID | Sanjeev Gupta, International Monetary Fund | Asma Lateef, Bread for World Institute | Michael Jacobson, Centre for Science in the Public Interest | Steven Jaffee, the World Bank.
Moderator: Augustin Flory, CIFF. 
Closing: Marie Ruel, IFPRI.

The 2015 Global Nutrition Report highlights the critical relationship between climate change and nutrition, as well as the pivotal role business can play in advancing nutrition. It considers how countries can build food systems that are more nutrition friendly and sustainable.

Many countries are not on target to meet World Health Assembly targets on nutrition. Most countries are off course in expanding exclusive breastfeeding, and six countries on three continents are regressing badly. Adult diabetes is increasing in 185 countries and is decreasing or stable in just five.

Find out why singer Katy Perry, chef Jamie Oliver, WHO Director General Margaret Chan, and philanthropist Bill Gates are all talking about the Global Nutrition Report, as our panel of experts discusses the findings in the new report and debates recommendations for globally sustainable, nutrition-led policies.