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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November 2014

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Malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, as well as overweight and obesity – is a pervasive issue worldwide, imposing unacceptably high economic and social costs on all countries. Nutrition levels are not only an outcome of overall social and economic development, but also an essential input, impacting...
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rome. They discussed the fruitful cooperation involving FAO and the EU on a number of crucial issues for food security and nutrition. 
Chile, China and Morocco today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement that sees them join a growing group of countries to have reached international targets ahead of an end-of-2015 deadline.
As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to ensure healthier diets for all, the heads of FAO and WHO said today.