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

Tools and Tips

The FAO ICN2 communications toolkit provides tools and suggestions for informing and engaging the public in nutrition-related activities. Read through the texts provided in this section for key messages and tips. Use the toolkit videos, photos and promotional materials to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges for improving nutrition. Share these materials with community institutions such as schools, local farmers’ associations, and businesses. Make them available to local or national media outlets and government offices.

Learn more about why nutrition is important and help spread the word!

Main messages

The main messages are designed to suggest key content for presentations, interviews and published material.

Promotional material

Help spread the word by downloading ICN2 promotional material. In this section you can find the "ICN2 Media Kit" (available in the six FAO official languages), the official ICN2 PowerPoint presentation (available in the six FAO official languages) and three ICN2 factsheets: “Why ICN2?”, “Why nutrition matters?” and “Nutrition sensitive agriculture” (all available in the six FAO official languages).

Promotional video

This 3:57 min video produced for the launch of the ICN2. The video gives an overview of what nutrition is and why it is important.

Photo gallery

Our photographs document the ICN2 Preparatory Technical Meeting held in November 2013 at FAO Headquarters in Rome and the Informal meeting on ICN2 for non-state actors held last June during the 149th Session of the FAO Council.


This section offers key reading material on a range of nutrition topics and issues for both the general reader and policy-makers.

Outreach suggestions

A brief list of suggested audiences and activities to target in outreach activities.

Statements and Audios

This section contains a list of statements made by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and other high-level representatives of the UN and EC to highlight the importance of nutrition and promote the participation to the ICN2.