The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr. Akinwumi Adesina has been given an appointment by the United Nations in the fight against malnutrition.
The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, picked Mr Adesina and 21 other leaders to spearhead the fight against malnutrition in all its forms as members of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group.
Two other Nigerians were appointed to the group – Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank, Mansur Muhtar, and Executive Chair, Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition, Ndidi Nwuneli.
Initiated in 2010 by the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the SUN Movement continues to strive for improved nutrition for all people, everywhere.
The movement is stewarded by 22 appointed global leaders who are committed to fighting malnutrition in all its forms.
Some three billion people, almost half of all humanity, cannot afford a healthy diet. And two-thirds of children lack the diverse diets they need to thrive.