Developing Countries: Malnutrition

Department for International Development written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) the G20 and (b) the G7 on addressing malnutrition since the publication of the 2018 Global Nutrition Report.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

There has not been an opportunity for the Secretary of State to meet G7 or G20 counterparts collectively since the launch of the Global Nutrition Report on 29 November 2018. The Government will continue to press at G7 and G20 meetings for greater priority to be given to malnutrition in all its forms, as the Report recommends. Following the G20 Summit on 30 November and 1 December, the Leaders statement reaffirmed the G20’s commitment in this regard. The Government also continues to raise nutrition with G7 and G20 partners bilaterally. For example, the UK Japan Joint Statement issued on the occasion of Prime Minister Abe’s visit on 10 January 2019 committed the UK and Japan to work together toward the success of the Global Nutrition Summit in Tokyo in 2020.

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