FAO Liaison Office in New York

1 April 2016, New York

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

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the decision, calling it a major step towards mobilising action around reducing hunger and improving nutrition around the world.

The resolution recognises the need to eradicate hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition worldwide. The Decade of Action on Nutrition will provide an umbrella for a wide group of actors to work together to address these and other pressing nutrition issues.

 The resolution calls upon FAO and WHO to lead the implementation of the Decade of Action on Nutrition in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and involving coordination mechanisms such as the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and multi-stakeholder platforms such as the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). It also invites national governments and other stakeholders, including international and regional organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia to actively participate.

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