FAO and WHO are jointly organizing a Preparatory Technical Meeting to be held from 13 to 15 November 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, in advance of the 2014 Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).
Participants will include high-level technical experts from the food and agriculture, health and other sectors as well as relevant selected experts from United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, civil society - including non-governmental organizations - researchers, the private sector and consumer associations. The outcome of this meeting will feed into and inform the ICN2 high level meeting in 2014.
The preparatory technical meeting will be conducted in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. The Provisional Programme in all languages is available on the link below:
09:00-09:30 Opening session – Welcome and introduction
Welcome remarks by the Director-General of FAO, Mr José Graziano da Silva
Address by the Executive Director of the Director-General’s Office of WHO, Dr Hans Anders Troedsson
Statement by H.E. Roberto Ridolfi, EU Commission’s Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DEVCO/C
Address by the Assistant Director-General of FAO (Economic and Social Development Department), Mr Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Day 1. Nutrition challenges and changing food systems: global and national perspectives
09:30-12:00 SESSION 1: Current global nutrition challenges, evolution of food systems, policies and dietary goals against which to measure progress
Presentation 1: Situation and trends of malnutrition: maternal and child undernutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, obesity and nutrition related non communicable diseases and their impact on morbidity and mortality - Francesco Branca - download ppt presentation Francesco Branca
Presentation 4: What dietary goals to make the food supply more nutrition-enhancing: nutrient and food groups for health and human development - Prakash Shetty - download ppt presentation Prakash Shetty
Moderator: Patrick Webb Panelists: The five presenters in addition to Carlo Cafiero and Jeff Waage
14.00-17.00 SESSION 2: Country experiences on changes in nutritional status and policy environment: what are the lessons learned from countries in implementing nutrition- enhancing policies for food systems, economic development and poverty alleviation?
Day 3. Improving policy choices and policy coherence
09:00-12:00 SESSION 5: Conclusions on coherent policies for nutrition-enhancing agriculture and food related systems and summary of policy elements to be considered by the ICN2 and plan for the high-level event 19-21 November 2014 and the way forward Chair: FAO and WHO - download Chair's report
09:00-09:30 - Chair’ summary of the previous two days