At issue is 'Scaling Up Nutrition', a movement started in 2010 by the United Nations (UN) and whose efforts to improve nutrition globally continue to this day, administered by 22 global leaders whose mission is to eradicate malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.
According to UN data, about three billion people – almost half of all humanity – cannot have access to healthy food. In addition, two-thirds of children lack many of the nutrients they need to grow.
"Without good nutrition, there is no human development. All children need access to nutritious and safe food so that they can grow and develop to their full potential. Sadly, today, more than one in 10 people in the world suffer from insecurity severe food and nutrition problem," said António Guterres.
"I believe the 'Scaling Up Nutrition' movement's approach to tackling malnutrition through a country-owned, multisectoral approach is more crucial than ever. These global leaders are championing country-led efforts to scale up nutrition and deliver the girls, boys and their families a world free of malnutrition by 2030," he added.
The movement includes representatives from 65 countries, more than 4000 civil society organizations, more than 1400 companies, 16 United Nations agencies, international financial institutions, donor governments and philanthropists who finance nutrition, among others.
Among the leaders appointed by Guterres are, in addition to Angola, representatives of Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Philippines, United States of America, Cameroon, Barbados, El Salvador, Kenya, Ireland, United Kingdom, Pakistan and Mexico.