We recognize that building sustainable, fair, and resilient food systems is key but will not be enough to meet nutrition targets. It is necessary to have a holistic and multisectoral approach to nutrition. Strengthened education, health, social protection, water, sanitation and hygiene systems and the access to those basic services for all are equally important to ending malnutrition in all its forms and to building back better post-COVID.

In this context, we recommend the EU ramps up its spending and ring-fences at least 20 percent of the NDICI for these basic social services. The EU must show its continued leadership on nutrition and food security and announce renewed ambitious political and financial commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms at the upcoming Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo in 2021.

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Who are we? Generation Nutrition is a network of civil society organisations, collaborating to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. Members of Generation Nutrition include Action Against Hunger, Alliance2015, CARE, Global Health Advocates, Save the Children, WaterAid and World Vision.