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International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

The International Symposium will explore policies and programme options for shaping the food systems in ways that deliver foods for a healthy diet, focusing on concrete country experiences and challenges.

The target audience includes government officials with policy-making and programme-design mandates from Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and other relevant sectors, as well as parliamentarians and non-state actors from civil society, private sector and research/academic institutions.

The symposium takes a systems approach and will concentrate on three main sub-themes:

  1. Supply side policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets.
  2. Demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets.
  3. Measures to strengthen accountability, resilience, and equity within the food system.

Key documents

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Secretariat on the Conference

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) , co - organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), was held at the Headquarters of FAO in Rome, Italy , from 19 to 21 November 2014.

The Decade of Action on Nutrition

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 1 April 2016

The United Nations General Assembly today proclaimed a UN Decade of Action on Nutrition that will run from 2016 to 2025.

Proceedings of the FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

Today, nearly one in three people suffers from at least one form of malnutrition. By 2025, projections indicate the number will be one in two, unless current trends are halted or reversed.