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The proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the UN Member States that make up the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development sets out a goal to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” (Goal 2). The goal is accompanied by a target to “by 2030 end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5…

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ROADMAP POLICY BRIEF 2015

Executive Summary This Roadmap to End Global Hunger Policy Brief notes the progress made in recent years as a result of U.S. leadership in the fight to end hunger and malnutrition. However, despite positive trends, today 1 person in 9 is chronically hungry. The brief cautions that the global momentum built by governments and civil society since the release of the original Roadmap report1 could be slowed or reversed without continued investments, appropriate policies, and…

PRIORITY NUTRITION INDICATORS FOR THE POST-2015 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 2.6 MILLION CHILDREN DIE EACH YEAR AS A RESULT OF MALNUTRITION Addressing the severity of the problem of malnutrition and ensuring progress on already agreed-upon global targets on nutrition requires the following indicators be included as part of the Sustainable Development Goals: Area     Indicator     Relevant Goal/Target Area Global Nutrition Targets endorsed by Members States in the 65th World Health Assembly     Prevalence of stunting…

Statement from 1,000 Days’ Executive Director, Lucy Sullivan November 21, 2014 This week leaders from over 190 governments gathered in Rome for the International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to discuss and advance policy options and strategies to improve food systems and people’s diets in order to more effectively address the world’s major nutritional challenges. Twenty-two years since the first International Conference on Nutrition, ICN2 has provided an historic moment for countries to demonstrate greater commitment…

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Global Nutrition Report 2014

This report highlights the global nature of malnutrition and the successes and bottlenecks in addressing it. Malnutrition continues to affect the lives of millions of children and women worldwide. Every country is affected by some form of nutrition problem. This calls for countries to put in place appropriate strategies to overcome the problem in a concerted manner. But it isn’t an easy task. We all have many priorities and concerns that compete for our attention,…

THE SCIENCE ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NUTRITION AND NCDs Dietary patterns Consuming predominantly plant-based diets reduces the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some forms of cancer. Plant-based diets are high in vegetables and fruits, wholegrains, pulses, nuts and seeds, and have only modest amounts of meat and dairy . These diets help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, and are also rich in sources of dietary fibre (which…

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NCDA and WCRF ICN2 Call to Member States

The Second International Conference on Nutrition: Moving from politics to action to end malnutrition in all its forms A call to Member States to include in their statements to the Second International Conference on Nutrition an outline of specific time-bound and measurable actions they will implement to advance the Rome Declaration commitments. The NCD Alliance and the World Cancer Research Fund International welcome the coming together of Member States of the World Health Organization and…

TOWARD A HEALTHY FUTURE Working TogeTher To end neglecTed Tropical diseases and MalnuTriTion TOWARD A HEALTHY FUTURE Working TogeTher To end neglecTed Tropical diseases and MalnuTriTion OCTOBER 2014 “Toward a Healthy Future” is endorsed by: Sabin Vacc ine Inst itute The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s mission is to reduce needless human suffering from vaccine-preventable and neglected tropical diseases by developing new vaccines, advocating for increased use of existing vaccines, and promoting expanded access to affordable medical…