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

Prof. Ted Greiner Hanyang University and Natural Resources Institute, Greenwich ...
04.03.2014
Ted
  1. Do you have any general comments on the draft political declaration and its vision (paragraphs 1-3 of the zero draft)?  
  • “micronutrient deficiencies have not improved” Is this correct, even with respect to IDD?
  1. Do you have any comments on the background and analysis provided in the political declaration (paragraphs 4-20 of the zero draft)?   
  • “Together with inadequate physical activity, dietary risk factors account for almost 10% of the global burden of disease and disability.” Hard to believe it’s that small.
  • Congratulations on the wording of point 14. More explicit wording on actions needed to fight the promotion of unhealthy foods would be useful.
  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)?

I think the commitments below are too general, not actionable, too related to agriculture. There needs to be explicit mention of the need to switch from product-based nutrition programming (provision of vitamin A capsules and RUSF) to programming aimed at improving diets based on local foods.

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

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

I don’t see the Ten Year Framework for Action explained anywhere—indeed the draft action document does not seem to be online.

 

 

See the attachment:Form_Ted Greiner.docx