2012 G20 Watch
Date: Mon, 2012-06-18
Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Hosting organization: The Government of Mexico
G20 In the news
Below, find highlights to some of the clippings in the news regarding RMNCH and the G20. On your right, download the full set of clippings of RMNCH in the G20 News.
ONE welcomes initiative to drive innovation in agriculture
18 JUNE 2012 | LOS CABOS - Anti-poverty campaign group ONE has today welcomed the launch of AgResults, a new initiative to drive private sector investment into innovative agricultural solutions.Speaking from Los Cabos, Joe Powell of ONE said: "Too many G20 pledges have fallen by the wayside, so it is welcome that today an initiative announced in Toronto in 2010 has come to fruition. “The AgResults initiative will help drive private sector investment into innovative agricultural solutions. It will help fund technological solutions to problems that are too often ignored. "Canada and the UK have shown important leadership to get this initiative underway.“But this must be the start, not the end, of what the Los Cabos summit delivers on food security.”
ActionAid reaction to announcement of new AgResults $100m food security initiative
18 JUNE 2012 - Neil Watkins, Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA said: "We commend the involved governments for placing food security for smallholders at the heart of the G20 summit with this initiative. But beyond this, G20 need to scale up public investment in women smallholder farmers. G20 leaders should also launch a concerted effort to tame food price volatility by committing to drop damaging biofuels subsidies and mandates."
What NGOs Want From the Mexico G20 on Food Security and Nutrition
18 JUNE 2012 Huffington Post By David Olson – Consultant, G8/G20 Global Task Force
LOS CABOS, Mexico -- On the eve of the G20 Summit, which opens here on June 18, I've been looking into what nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) want to get out of the G20 Mexico on an issue that is a priority to NGOs as well as the Mexican presidency of the G20 -- "enhancing food security and addressing commodity price volatility," in the words of the Mexican government. And I discovered that the biggest NGOs and NGO coalitions here in Los Cabos are advocating for many of the same food security and nutrition issues, but also have some differences.
World Vision concerned stunted economies will again overshadow stunted children
LOS CABOS, MEXICO (June 16, 2012) — Following meetings today between civil society leaders and Ministers from the Mexican government, World Vision has high hopes that this openness will turn into concrete action to address the needs of the one billion hungry people around the world. However, we are concerned that similar to past Summits, the discussions in Los Cabos will weigh heavily on short-term economic issues rather than on sustainable solutions for economic growth, particularly investing in food security and nutrition.In response to today’s meetings leading up to the G20 Summit, World Vision would like to see the G20 move quickly from this welcome dialogue to strong action.
ActionAid: U.S. ethanol policy fuels hunger
New Report Signals Need for US and Mexico to Put Biofuels on Table at G-20
16 MAY 2012 - WASHINGTON –Just ahead of a key to G-20 preparatory meeting in Mexico City, ActionAid today released a report, which shows how US biofuels policy is increasing food insecurity in Mexico. The report finds that rising corn ethanol production in the United States, fueled by a deadly cocktail of subsidies, mandates, and rising oil prices, has increased Mexico’s food import bill. As a result, prices for staple foods like corn tortillas are increasing, accelerating hunger. With Mexico chairing the G-20 summit in June and with food security on its agenda, ActionAid is urging the Mexican government to put the linkage between biofuels and hunger on the G-20 agenda.
ONE: Good intentions continue at G20, but promises on development are not being kept
Blog: Joe Powell: The G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico this week was once again dominated by the Eurozone crisis, but I’ve been here with other NGOs and civil society groups trying to make sure the other global crises – hunger, malnutrition and extreme poverty – were not forgotten.
World Vision says G20 finally puts nutrition on its plate but fast delivery needed for vulnerable children
19 JUNE 2012 | LOS CABOS, MEXICO — As the Los Cabos Summit concludes today, World Vision is pleased that the G20 affirmed commitments to work with developing countries on meeting and moving beyond the MDGs and has not allowed the Eurozone crisis to eclipse their commitment to building a better future for the world’s poor. When the G20 met in Cannes, they devoted less than a page of their 33-page communique to agriculture and development, and a tiny fraction of their time. This time there are 4 pages of 14 on these essential global issues. We now want them to move beyond these vague commitments to ensure that these references bring real and lasting benefit to children, including by establishing child-specific outcomes in each stream.
Save the Children UK: G8 and G20: Two summits to tackle the hidden malnutrition crisis
May 2012 -As world leaders have been grappling with one economic crisis after another, a hunger and malnutrition crisis affecting millions of children has gone unchecked. Pervasive long-term malnutrition is eroding the foundations of the global economy by destroying the potential of millions of children. We already know the solutions to tackle the global malnutrition crisis, but political commitment and strong leadership are required. The global economic and malnutrition crises require complementary investments in nutrition interventions, nutrition-focused agriculture and social safety nets. The G8 and G20 both have an opportunity to achieve a major breakthrough on food security in 2012.