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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Re: Invitation to an open discussion on the political outcome document of the ICN2

Nawal M. Al Hamad
Nawal M. Al HamadMinistry of HealthKuwait

Dear FAO Moderator

It gives me great pleasure to attach our contribution to the forum [copied below and attached].  All the best and lookng forward to attending the meeting in November 2014.

Dr. Nawal M. Al Hamad, MD, PhD
WHO Temporary Regional Nutrition Adviser, EMRO
Director, Food and Nutrition Administration,
Ministry of Health, Kuwait.
 

  1. Do you have any general comments on the draft political declaration and its vision (paragraphs 1-3 of the zero draft)?

The committee has touched on all forms of malnutrition from all angles; it exposed its weaknesses evaluating it with rational justification as well as reconfirmed the solutions on which it built its vision to end it.

  1. Do you have any comments on the background and analysis provided in the political declaration (paragraphs 4-20 of the zero draft)?

None          

  1. Do you have any comments on the commitments proposed in the political declaration? In this connection, do you have any suggestions to contribute to a more technical elaboration to guide action and implementation on these commitments (paragraphs 21-23 of the zero draft)?

The commitments proposed in this zero draft is excellent. Although governments  sign the declaration but political will is lacking because no commitment.  UN and WHO cannot enforce this on governments ...that's the problem

Please provide your comments in the appropriate fields relating to these commitments:         

21.Commitment I: aligning our food systems (systems for food production, storage and distribution)to people’s health needs;    

None

Commitment II: making our food systems equitable, enabling all to access nutritious foods.     

Agree

Commitment III: making our food systems provide safe and nutritious food in a sustainable and resilient way;              

Agree

Commitment IV: ensuring that nutritious food is accessible, affordable and acceptable through the coherent implementation of public policies throughout food value chains.            

Agree

Commitment V: establishing governments’ leadership for shaping food systems.            

Agree

Commitment VI: encouraging contributions from all actors in society;              

Agree

Commitment VII: implementing a framework through which our progress with achieving the targets and implementing these commitments can be monitored, and through which we will be held accountable.             

Agree

22. Commit to launch a Decade of Action on Nutrition guided by a Framework for Action and to report biennially on its implementation to FAO, WHO and ECOSOC.     

Agree

23. Commit to integrate the objectives and directions of the Ten Year Framework for Action into the post-2015 global development efforts.   

Agree

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