Global Targets 2025 to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition
In 2012, the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.6 endorsed a Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, which specified six global nutrition targets for 2025.
In 2014, Member States of the World Health Assembly approved a Global Monitoring Framework on MIYCN to track progress against these targets which led to the approval of the core set of indicators by the World Health Assembly in 2015.
The World Health Assembly Tracking Tool at http://www.who.int/nutrition/trackingtool/en/ can help countries calculate national targets based on recent baseline findings, historical trends and population growth rates. However, the level of ambition in setting the targets will depend on the country-based analysis of the current circumstances and a review of the policies and actions that are planned and implemented.
Policy Brief Series
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a series of six policy briefs, linked to each of the global targets, to guide national and local policy-makers on what actions should be taken at scale, in order to achieve the targets. The briefs consolidate the evidence around which interventions and areas of investment need to be scaled up, and to guide decision-makers on what actions need to be taken in order to achieve real progress toward improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition.