Currently the Global Citizen team is on their way to Japan for the G7 meetings.

Each year, the leaders of the richest countries in the world meet to discuss important global issues that affect people all around the world. Next week, heads of state from Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States will meet in Ise-Shima, Japan.

And we want to ensure that they make nutrition a priority.

At the 2015 G7 in Germany, world leaders committed to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. But, we have yet to see a plan for how this ambitious goal will be achieved.

That is why global citizens have been campaigning for G7 leaders to adopt an accountability framework to ensure that the funding and resources needed to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition are in place. Without additional funding for nutrition, this important target will never be met.

Over 68,000 global citizens have signed the petition asking world leaders to act. Next week, we will ascertain if world leaders have heard the call of global citizens around the world.

And if all goes well, millions of people who suffer from hunger will have a brighter future. 


Defeat Poverty

Global Citizen travels to Japan for the G7

By Judith Rowland