WABA Statement to the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)


The 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) will take place 19-21 November 2014, in Rome, Italy. The conference will convene high-level government officials and stakeholders with the overall goal of improving diets and raising nutrition levels through policies that more effectively address today’s major nutrition challenges.

The WABA has crafted a Statement with Call for Action to position breastfeeding as a crucial part of the nutrition debate. The WABA Statement to ICN2 asserts that the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding is a human right, and is a vital component of any concrete response that governments and relevant UN agencies intend to take in tackling the critical problems facing countries on nutrition.

This Statement has already been endorsed by WABA Core Partners and Allies: Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), La Leche League International (LLLI), Wellstart International; the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI – University of North Carolina), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the International Society of Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP), and the People’s Health Movement (PHM).

WABA encourages your organisation to share this Statement widely within your networks, with partner NGOs/CSOs, and with your government contacts!
See FULL WABA Statement to ICN2 and Call for Action

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