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The United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025)

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Deadline
8 Sep 2025
Type
Course
Location
Web-based
Date
to
Duration
7 Days
Programme Area
Decentralize Cooperation Programme
Price
$0.00
Event Focal Point Email
sdp@unitar.org
Partnership
World Health Organization (WHO)

Background

In order to alleviate the massive global burden of suffering and unfulfilled potential resulting from all forms of malnutrition, Member States of the United Nations (UN) proclaimed the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (Nutrition Decade) in 2016. UN-wide, led by Member States and convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Nutrition Decade unites all countries and stakeholders around a common Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) framework and increases the visibility, efficiency and effectiveness of nutrition action at all levels worldwide.

On the basis of this common framework, WHO, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), developed the 3-hour e-learning courseĀ The United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the background and global context that led to the proclamation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025).
  • Identify key aspects (aims, principles, etc.) of the Nutrition Decade.
  • Become familiar with the key stakeholders involved in the Nutrition Decade.
  • Support Member States in the development of SMART commitments.
  • Explain how the Nutrition Decade supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

Methodology

Self-paced e-learning course.