Informal consultation on the Global Monitoring Framework on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
8 April 2015 -- In response to Member States seeking further clarification on the Global Monitoring Framework on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, an informal consultation with Member States and United Nations agencies will take place at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Salle 5, from 16 to 17 April 2015.
4 March 2015 - We are pleased to announce the release of the WHO guideline on sugars intake for adults and children. The new guideline confirms that adults and children should maintain a reduced intake of free sugars over the life course and recommends that free sugars intake be reduced to less than 10% of total energy intake. The guideline further suggests that intake be reduced to less than 5% of total energy intake as a conditional recommendation, which means that policy-making will require substantial debate and involvement of various stakeholders for translating it into action.
21 January 2015 -- Currently, the world is off track to meet all six of the World Health Assembly global nutrition targets. At current trends, the number of stunted children aged under 5 years is projected to be 128 million in 2025, against a target of 100 million. The current prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age is 29.4%, against the 2025 target of 14.7%. The rates of low birth weight remain relatively unchanged, and, if the 2015 target of a 30% reduction is to be achieved, then accelerated progress is required.