The 2016 Global Nutrition Report: Form Promice to Impact

OFFICIAL Press release Global Nutrition Report

Published June 14, 2016

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report (GNR), the only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition. Launched today at EAT Stockholm food Forum. 

The 2016 report focuses on the theme of making – and measuring – global commitments to nutrition, and what it will take to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.

This edition of the report presents a comprehensive analysis of the multiple burdens of malnutrition, from stunting and wasting to obesity and related non-communicable diseases. Findings reveal a global lack of progress against malnutrition – which now afflicts one in three people worldwide – and highlight that of the 193 countries reporting data:

  • Rates of obesity and overweight are rising for every region and nearly every country.
  • Almost all countries are off course on reducing anaemia in women and diabetes.
  • Globally, the number of children under 5 that are too heavy for their height is fast closing in on the number of children that are too thin for their height.

Beyond health burdens, the report offers new data on the cost of malnutrition to societies and individuals, explores examples of progress and offers ways to engage stakeholders to help end malnutrition across a variety of sectors – from education and agriculture to sanitation and hygiene.

A launch event for the 2016 Global Nutrition Report will also be held on 14 June EAT Stockholm Food Forum; and Washington DC. Events will be held in New York on 16 June and Beijing on 17 June.

ABOUT THE GLOBAL NUTRITION REPORT: The Global Nutrition Report is an annual stocktake of the state of the world’s nutrition. The report aims to make it easier for governments and other stakeholders to make high impact commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms.  Equally importantly, the report aims to make it harder for stakeholders to not make such commitments.

An Independent Expert Group produces the Report and the International Food Policy Research Institute oversees its production and dissemination. The Report is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UK Department for International Development, the Government of Canada, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the European Commission, the Government of Germany, Irish Aid, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Government of the Netherlands, 1,000 Days and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition & Health.

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