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UN General Assembly proclaims 2016-2025, the Decade of Action on Nutrition

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On 1 April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution “Decade of Action on Nutrition”, described as a a leap forward in galvanising international action on nutrition. The resolution invites governments to actively support its implementation, including the setting of national nutrition targets for 2025 and milestones based on international agreed indicators.

“This resolution places nutrition at the heart of sustainable development and recognizes improving food security and nutrition are essential to achieving the entire 2030 Agenda,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said. “Children can’t fully reap the benefits of schooling if they don’t get the nutrients they need; and emerging economies won’t reach their full potential if their workers are chronically tired because their diets are unbalanced. That’s why we welcome the Decade of Action on Nutrition and look forward to helping make it a success,” he added.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will lead the implementation of the Decade of Action on Nutrition in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF and with the involvement of the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the Committee of World Food Security (CFS).

The Decade of Action in Nutrition further endorses the Rome Declaration and Framework to Action of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). Bi-annual progress reports will be provided each year by FAO and WHO.

Learn more about the resolution at FAOWHO and the UN News Centre.

Learn more about ICN2

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