Nutrition

Events

2016 list of events

November


WHO guideline development group meeting – nutrition actions 2016-2018

7 - 11 November 2016
Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy

October


Baby-friendly hospital initiative congress (BFHI congress)

24 - 26 October 2016
Executive Board Room (EB Room), WHO Headquarters
Geneva, Switzerland

Sponsored symposium: Optimal red blood folate concentration in women of reproductive age for prevention of neural tube defects

New guidelines and applications in low, medium and high income countries
In collaboration with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States of America
25 October 2016
Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016
Cancun International Convention Center (17:30 - 19:00, Xcaret 1 Room)
Cancun, Mexico

Sponsored symposium: Iron and folic acid interventions in malaria-endemic areas

In collaboration with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI)
24 October 2016
Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016
Cancun International Convention Center (10:30-12:00, Cozumel 3 Room)
Cancun, Mexico

September


The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition: Working together to implement the outcomes of the Second International Conference on Nutrition

71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly
A Side-event co-hosted by Ecuador, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom
20 September 2016 at 11:00-13:00
Conference Room 11 at United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

Implementation considerations on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and infant feeding in the context of emergencies

In collaboration with United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF) and Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
14 - 16 September 2016
Salle G and D (main building), WHO Headquarters
Geneva, Switzerland

July


Improving nutrition, improving potential: Leaving no-one behind in the fight against malnutrition in all its forms

A Side event to the High Level Political Forum
19 July 2016 at 13:15 - 14:30
Conference Room 5 at United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

Sustainable food systems, biodiversity and health

Side event to the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate
8 July 2016 at 12:30 - 14:50
Conference centre of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 rue du la Convention, 75015, Paris, France

June


WHO guideline development group – the use of ferritin concentrations to assess iron status in populations

15 - 17 June 2016
M505 (M building) and Salle D (main building)
WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland


May

Breastfeeding in the 21st century: New evidence galvanizing investments for policies and programmes

World Health Assembly Side event
24 May 2016 at 18:00 - 20:30
Chateau des Penthes, (just 700 meters from Palais de Nations)

Zero hunger by 2030: Sustainable food and nutrition security for all

World Humanitarian Summit, High-Level Side Event
24 May 2016 at 13:30 - 14:50
Rumeli Hall 3 (200 - Theatre), LKCC Building, Istanbul, Turkey

April


Weekly iron and folic acid supplementation of adolescents in India

Accelerated Reduction Effort on Anaemia (AREA) Community of Practice (CoP) webinar
26 April 2016
8:00 am EST (12:00 pm GMT)
Online webinar

WHO guideline development group meeting – the control of soil-transmitted helminths in high-risk groups

Preventive chemotherapy in preschool children, school-age children and women of childbearing age
13 - 15 April 2016
Kofi Annan Room, UNAIDS Building (D-building)
WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

WHO guideline development group – nutrition actions 2016-2018

11 - 13 April 2016
Salle A, WHO Headquarters
Geneva, Switzerland

Staple crops biofortified with vitamins and minerals: considerations for a public health strategy

Technical consultation
6 - 8 April 2016
Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science in New York City
New York, United States of America

March


WHO emergency guideline development meeting

Infant feeding in the context of Zika virus outbreak
17 – 19 March 2016
Salle B, WHO Headquarters
Geneva, Switzerland

Ninth meeting of the WHO nutrition guidance expert advisory group (NUGAG)

15 – 18 March 2016
WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Review of evidence to inform WHO recommendations on the use of ferritin concentrations to assess iron status in populations

3 - 4 March 2016, Salle D (main building)
WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland