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Lords debate the Government’s commitment to Nutrition for Growth

Lords debate the Government’s commitment to Nutrition for Growth

On Tuesday 28 January, the House of Lords held a ninety minute debate on the Government's pledge at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth summit and what they are doing to leverage commitments from other countries. Twelve Peers from all sides of the House spoke in the...

Lords Minister questioned on UK Aid’s nutrition sensitive programmes

Lords Minister questioned on UK Aid’s nutrition sensitive programmes

On Monday in the House of Lords, the Minister for International Development Baroness Sugg was questioned by six Peers on her department's approach to nutrition sensitive aid programming. Labour's International Development spokesperson, Lord Collins, initiated the...

APPG briefed on Tokyo summit

APPG briefed on Tokyo summit

In 2018 around 2.5 million children died of malnutrition related causes. Despite the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030 (SDG2), it seems progress has largely stalled. And yet there have been some real and life-saving...

Nutrition central to SDGs, say Peers

Nutrition central to SDGs, say Peers

In a Lords debate on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Baroness Manzoor, one of the APPG's co-chairs, gave a speech outlining how nutrition underpins the SDG agenda as a whole. Using DfID's Child Development Grant Programme as a case study, Baroness Manzoor...

MPs urge Government to prioritise nutrition

MPs urge Government to prioritise nutrition

In a Parliamentary debate this morning, MPs from all parties urged the Government to put nutrition at the centre of efforts to meet Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the idea that all people should be able to access the health services they need without suffering...

Launch of the APPG on Nutrition for Growth

Launch of the APPG on Nutrition for Growth

On 24 June 2019, the Nutrition for Growth APPG was launched at at event in the House of Commons. Lord Collins, one of the APPG's co-chairs, welcomed over 70 NGO representatives, Parliamentarians and Government officials into the Jubilee Room, where he set out the...

APPG visits Rome and Geneva

APPG visits Rome and Geneva

On 6-7 June, APPG members travelled to Rome to meet with the Rome Based UN Food and Agriculture Agencies (RBAs) and then to Geneva, to meet with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) secretariat. The purpose of the trip was two-fold....

APPG Nutrition for Growth hold inaugural AGM

APPG Nutrition for Growth hold inaugural AGM

On 21 May 2019, the APPG on Nutrition for Growth held its inaugural AGM. The meeting was attended David Linden, Greg Hands, Jess Morden, Stephen Twigg, Lord Collins, Baroness Primarolo, Baroness Manzoor, Jeremy Lefroy and Kerry McCarthy. David Linden was elected as...