A busy month for Nutrition: major conferences and inaugural report

This month has seen a flurry of activity focusing on human nutrition.  IFPRI has recently released the 2014 Global Nutrition Report, and two major conferences are scheduled.

IFPRI’s 2014 Global Nutrition Report provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis on the state of the world’s nutrition.

The Global Nutrition Report will convene existing processes, highlight progress in combating malnutrition and identify gaps and propose ways to fill them. Through this, the Report will help to guide action, build accountability and spark increased commitment for further progress towards reducing malnutrition much faster.  This inaugural Global Nutrition Report is to be launched officially on November 20th, 2014 at the The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome – which will be held this week, from the 19-21st November at the FAO Headquarters.

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The two main outcome documents of the conference are the Rome Declaration on Nutrition: a political commitment document, and the Framework for Action: a technical guide for implementation.
Always in Rome, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is holding it’s Annual Global Gathering (SUNGG), from the 16th-18th November.  More than 300 participants from 54 SUN Countries and SUN Networks will come together for this annual meet up. The event will take place in advance of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to maximise interactions between the two meetings. The SUN Movement Annual Progress Report (2014) will be launched at the event.

The programme includes three plenaries, parallel group discussion sessions and a market-place for countries to showcase their achievements. The agenda and further details of the SUNGG are now available online here.

Photo by Daniel Parkes. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/parksdh/]

Photo by Daniel Parkes. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/parksdh/]

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