Mid-term Review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition
It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared and it is time to reflect on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening open and inclusive dialogues with stakeholders for the mid-term review of the Nutrition Decade.
The objectives of the Mid-term Review of the Nutrition Decade are to assess and evaluate the achievements in the action areas of the Work Programme of the Nutrition Decade over the period from 2016 to 2020. The Mid-term Review also aims to identify promising opportunities and focus areas for priority action in each of the six action areas for future progress from 2021 to 2025. This assessment will guide the revision of the ‘living part’ of the Work Programme of the Nutrition Decade as appropriate.
The process will include a series of consultations and dialogues with member states, civil society organizations, private sector, UN partner agencies and others, as well as an open online consultation. Finally, a global event is envisioned to be organized to underscore the achievements of the first half of the Nutrition Decade and set the stage for the priorities during the second half. More information is provided in the concept note.
The joint FAO/WHO Nutrition Decade Secretariat has developed a Mid-term Review Foresight paper, which will serve as the background paper for the consultation process. Reflecting on the broader development in nutrition globally, this paper develops a vision on actions to be taken in the different areas of the Work Programme of the Nutrition Decade and considers specific advances and opportunities in individual policy areas.
Background documents for the consultation process of the Mid-term Review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 can be downloaded here
- Informal Briefing on the Mid-term Review of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) for WHO Mission Focal Points , on 19 March 2020, from 12.00 to 13.30 (Geneva time)
- Informal Briefing on the Mid-term Review of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) for FAO Member Countries on 29 April 2020, from 12.00 to 13.30 (Rome time)
- Informal briefing on the Mid-Term Review of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) for the Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, on 23 July 2020, from 09.30 to 11.00 (NY time)