New Delhi, Aug 11 (IBNS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath is representing India at the Global Nutrition Event being held in London on Sunday.
The event is being organised by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to strengthen global efforts and to build political leadership and momentum to tackle malnutrition among children.
The event is proposed to lay down a challenge to the international community to raise the level of political commitment to create new kinds of partnerships and to develop new products and services that will enable in addressing this global scourge.
The Global meet will be a forum to generate new and innovative ideas to support countries that face malnutrition to develop their own solution to the problem of under nutrition.
This may be through technological innovation and scientific advances or through enhanced accountability and transparency.
The problem of malnutrition has been recognized by the UN.
A new global target to reduce the number of stunted children, caused due to under nutrition, by 40% by 2025 has been agreed to by the World Health Assembly.
The ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ (SUN) movement to which 28 countries have signed already is developing a framework for monitoring progress of efforts to reduce stunting.
The G8 ‘New Alliance on Food and Nutrition Security’ is committed to supporting SUN in its efforts.