International Nutrition Conference
19-21 November 2014, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an inclusive inter governmental meeting on nutrition 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. #ICN2
- 51 million children under 5 are wasted (low weight-for-height), 17 million are severely wasted. Wasting increases the risk of child death from infectious diseases.
- Malnutrition stops people from achieving their potential and reduces their productivity. This has negative social and economic consequences.
- 2 billion people–around 1/3 of the developing world population–suffer from vitamin or mineral (micronutrient) deficiencies