THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC)

Taking into consideration the substantial progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals and recognizing under-nutrition as a major global challenge, the EU has committed to an ambitious objective: to support partner countries in reducing stunting by at least 7 million by 2025, corresponding to 10% of the World Health Assembly target. Around this objective the EU adopted in March 2013 its Nutrition policy framework “Enhancing Maternal and Child Nutrition in External Assistance: An EU Policy Framework”. Related to this Communication, the European Commission developed an Action Plan on Nutrition setting out how the Commission can work to improve nutrition at the national, regional and international levels.