The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with IFAD, IFPRI,
UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, WTO, WFP, the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition and the High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis (HLTF), are jointly organizing the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), a high-level conference at FAO Headquarters, Rome, from 19 to 21 November 2014. More information is available at: www.fao.org/ICN2 and www.who.int/nutrition.
A Preparatory Technical Meeting was held in Rome on 13-15 November 2013 to feed into the ICN2, drawing upon a series
of regional conferences and technical background documents as well as from the outcome of three online thematic discussions (Social protection to protect and promote nutrition, Nutrition-enhancing agriculture and food systems and The contribution of the private sector and civil society to improve nutrition).
Two documents are expected to come out of the ICN2 — a political outcome document and a framework of action for its implementation.
The zero draft of the political outcome document, prepared by the FAO and WHO Secretariats, has now been released for public consultation.
DEADLINE: 21 March 2014
The draft political outcome
document focuses on:
- multiple threats of malnutrition are a major challenge to global development
- a vision for global action to end all forms of malnutrition
- committing to action.
General comments can be provided as well as comments to specific sections. For more information on how to send your comments, visit the WHO website. Comments will be consolidated by the joint conference secretariat of FAO/WHO and be presented to the Member States Joint Working Group in March 2014.