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Food Security Working Group: Pledges

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Pledges

Global Food Security Pledge

795 million people suffer from hunger every day. In 2012, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that 32 InterAction members pledged to fight hunger, and build food security and resilience. InterAction members collectively committed to spend $1.5 billion in private donations from 2012 to 2015. Out private resources and strong local links complement the efforts of the U.S. government and others to meet development goals worldwide. In 2014, the second year of report requirements for the Global Food Security Pledge, 27 out of 32 participating member NGOs collectively reported over $733 million in private spending. Between 2013 and 2014, NGOs spent over $1.4 billion—on track to exceed the $1.5 billion commitment by 2015.

2015 Pledge Results  2014 Pledge Results  2013 Pledge Results

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Global Nutrition Pledge

Girls eatingMalnutrition is the leading contributor to child mortality in children under 5 years old, and new research has found that inadequate nourishment can lead to “brain stunting.” In 2013, at the G8 Nutrition for Growth Summit, 30 InterAction members collectively pledged to spend $750 million in private donations from 2013 to 2017 towards nutrition projects such as promoting breast feeding, provision of micronutrients, and good nutritional practices overall. This pledge does not commit separate spending from the Global Food Security Pledge, but rather overlaps with and extends the Global Food Security Pledge by two years. In 2014, 17 out of 30 particpating NGOs reported an aggregate of over $500 million in private spending towards nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive projects. Between 2013 and 2014, NGOs spent over $720 million—on track to exceed the $750 million commitment by 2017.

2015 Pledge Results  2014 Pledge Results  2013 Pledge Results

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