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Food: Security and Nutrition

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Shadow Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage G8 leaders to provide support for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement and the costed country plans developed by that organisation at the G8 summit in June.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The UK Government will be hosting a hunger event in the run up to the G8 Summit in June. This event aims to secure increased commitments to tackle hunger and undernutrition by a wide range of stakeholders including governments of countries with high levels of hunger and undernutrition, bilateral donors, philanthropic foundations, private sector companies, United Nations agencies and civil society organisations. The UK Government will work closely with the Scaling Up Nutrition movement in the preparation and delivery of this event and in follow up on the commitments made.

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