Commitments

Current Country Commitments under the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

  

Minister of Health of Brazil and WHO representatives at an event, convened in Geneva on 22 May 2017, where Brazil announced its commitments to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.Brazil

Brazil first country to make specific commitments in UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

Photo: ©WHO/NHD/J. Muriel

 

 

 


 
Representatives from FAO, WHO and the Pan American Health Organization, the Vice-Minister of Governance and Health Surveillance and His Excellency Ambassador from Ecuador at an event, convened in Geneva on 25 May 2017, where Ecuador announced its commitments to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.Ecuador

Ecuador announces ambitious commitments to UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

Photo: ©WHO/NHD/J. Muriel

 

 

 


 
Participants of the Italian Roundtable for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, held on 11 July 2017 in Rome. Italy

Italy committed to establish an Italian Roundtable for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

Photo: ©Ministry of Health, Italy

 

 

 

About country commitments

Within the framework of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, commitments are referred to as commitments for action on nutrition, to drive concrete actions at national or local level that will help improve nutrition by 2025. These commitments can be financial or non-financial and should reflect national priorities and respond to the country’s nutrition situation and current food and health systems.

 

S.M.A.R.T. commitments

Commitments that are SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound – help all stakeholders understand what action is intended and improve tracking. Governments can establish SMART commitments that are:

 

Formulation of commitments

resource guide, prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), can be used to formulate country-specific commitments. This guide aims at guiding countries to translate the 60 recommended policy options and actions of the ICN2 Framework for Action into country-specific SMART commitments for action.

 

Commitments database

Commitments can be submitted continuously throughout the course of the Nutrition Decade to the joint FAO/WHO Secretariat of the Nutrition Decade. Government commitments under the Nutrition Decade will be included in an online repository.

 

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