IBFAN Africa 9th Regional Conference theme: "Prevention and Management of Chronic Malnutrition through Appropriate IYCF Practices." IBFANers are urged to source funds for participation in the Regional Conference to be held in Uganda. The conference which was earmarked for September/October 2014 has now been postponed to 2015 ; exact dates will be communicated in due course. Keep on visiting this site for more details.
FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)
Place: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Date: 19–21 November 2014
The aim of ICN2 is to create consensus on how to address major nutrition challenges—including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight—with a view to achieving the global nutrition targets by 2025 set by the World Health Assembly.
A key goal is to achieve coherence between food supply and public health policies, as they both contribute to food and nutrition security. Participants will also examine the best ways of scaling up proven interventions for tackling all forms of malnutrition.
ICN2 will identify public policy priorities at the national and global levels. It will be the first high-level intergovernmental conference on nutrition since the first International Conference on Nutrition was organized by FAO and WHO in 1992.
Participants will include experts from food and agriculture, health and other sectors as well as United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, civil society, researchers, the private sector and consumer associations.
IBFAN Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW )2014. The theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding- in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countdown, and beyond.
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) applauds IBFAN AFRICA and its Network for consistently celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)!
This year WABA celebrates 22 years of coordinating WBW, and asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in the current Millennium Development Goals countdown, the post 2015 agenda and beyond.
If you are organising an event, please let WABA know by making a PLEDGE for your event, which will be noted on the special Pledge Map on the WBW 2014 website. See the simple Pledge Form here: http://www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org/
We call on all celebrants of WABA World Breastfeeding Week to Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding: it is a vital Life-Saving Goal!
Should a woman have to choose between paid employment and the health of her infant? According to Michelle Poirier, of Victoria, BC, the answer is an unequivocal no. Michelle's complaint of sex discrimination against her former employer, the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs, is slowly working its way through the legal system.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
The Council of Europe defines a whistleblower as “any person who reports or discloses information on a threat or harm to the public interest in the context of their work-based relationship, whether public or private.” The term reports refers to internal reporting within an organization or enterprise, while the term discloses refers to reporting to an outside authority or to the public.
1. IBFAN joins FIAN’s call for a public and transparent elaboration process that ensures the participation of civil society organizations and social movements working to promote corporate accountability.
UN Human Rights Council decided to start elaborating an International Legally Binding Instrument to end human rights abuses and impunity by transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Geneva/Switzerland, Heidelberg/Germany - June 27, 2014: In its work for the right to adequate food and related rights, FIAN has observed and documented human rights violations by transnational corporations (TNCs). FIAN has also found that the existing voluntary standards do not provide protection or remedy against such violations.
In 1981, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the (the Code), to date completed and extended by fifteen subsequent relevant WHA resolutions forming integral part of it. The Code aims to ensure that parents can make fully informed decisions about infant and young child feeding by banning marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding. The Code thus contributes to safeguarding the health of infants and young children. In 1989, the (CRC) has enshrined breastfeeding protection, promotion and support in its article 24, which articulates the right of the child to the enjoyment of the ‘highest attainable standard of health’. The CRC’s , which interprets this right, specifies that besides States’ obligation to implement and enforce the Code (para 44), baby food companies have the direct obligation to comply with it in all contexts (para 81, emphasis added).
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World Breastfeeding Week 2014 slogan and theme: BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal for Life!
The theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding - in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countdow, and beyond.
WBW 2014 Objectives are: