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The Second International Conference on Nutrition: Implications for Hidden Hunger.
World Rev Nutr Diet. 2016; 115:142-52.WR

Abstract

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) was jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and was held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 19 to 21 November 2014. The ICN2 was a high-level intergovernmental meeting that focused global attention on addressing malnutrition in all its forms: undernutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, overweight, and obesity. The ICN2 was held to specifically address the persistent and unacceptably high levels of malnutrition. Despite much progress in reducing hunger globally, 795 million people remain undernourished, over 2 billion people suffer from various micronutrient deficiencies, and an estimated 161 million children under 5 years of age are stunted, 99 million underweight, and 51 million wasted. Meanwhile, more than 600 million adults are obese. Global problems require global solutions. The ICN2 brought together national policy-makers from food, agriculture, health, education, social protection and other relevant sectors to address the complex problem of malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach. Two outcome documents - the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action - were endorsed by participating governments at the Conference, committing world leaders to establishing national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition in all its forms and transforming food systems to make nutritious diets available to all. The Rome Declaration on Nutrition is a political statement of 10 commitments for more effective and coordinated action to improve nutrition, while the Framework for Action is a voluntary technical guide of 60 recommendations for the implementation of the political commitments. This chapter provides information on the ICN2 and its outcomes as well as follow-up activities. Emphasis is placed on the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action, with special focus on hidden hunger problems that have to be addressed through different interventions and a multi-sectoral approach.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nutrition and Food Systems Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.

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Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27197665

Citation

Amoroso, Leslie. "The Second International Conference On Nutrition: Implications for Hidden Hunger." World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 115, 2016, pp. 142-52.
Amoroso L. The Second International Conference on Nutrition: Implications for Hidden Hunger. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2016;115:142-52.
Amoroso, L. (2016). The Second International Conference on Nutrition: Implications for Hidden Hunger. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115, 142-52. https://doi.org/10.1159/000442100
Amoroso L. The Second International Conference On Nutrition: Implications for Hidden Hunger. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2016;115:142-52. PubMed PMID: 27197665.
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