2020 marked the beginning of a decade-long race towards the deadline of the world’s 2030 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs). Continuing the legacy of Nutrition for Growth (N4G), the Government of
Japan is focusing the world’s attention on one of these goals: SDG 2: Zero Hunger. The Zero Hunger goal
includes targets to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030 and ensure that all people have access to safe
and nutritious diets all year round.
The Tokyo N4G Summit in Japan in late 2021 under the auspices of the Government of Japan provides
a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition. The
Summit comes at a critical time, midway through the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on
Nutrition, with only four years left to achieve the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets on maternal, infant,
and young child nutrition, and nine years to reach the SDGs.