Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Senior Level Meeting:
Opening speech by Andris PIEBALGS, Member of the EC in charge of Development
Lieu: Commission , Autoworld, Brussels
End production: 14/03/2013 First transmission: 14/03/2013
The European Commission (EC) is committed to help countries to reduce the number of children who are stunted (those whose physical and mental development has been compromised because of lack of nutritious food) by at least 7 million by 2025. To reach that result, the EC’s policy is to look at the root causes of malnutrition and to focus on three priorities that are relevant for both the humanitarian and the development perspectives. This effort is now consolidated in the Communication "Enhancing Maternal and Child Nutrition in External Assistance: An EU Policy Framework". The communication furthers Europe's fight against the biggest scourge of the 21st Century – child under nutrition.
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