In order to deliberate the multiple burden of hunger, undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity, the health and agriculture ministers of more than 100 countries to meet during November 19-21 at International Conference on Nutrition, jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), at the FAO headquarters in Rome. The governments would jointly decide to tackle the nutrition challenges of the 21st century.
According to FAO, the representatives from more than 190 countries, United Nations’ agencies, intergovernmental organizations, members of civil society, foundations, private business and other sectors will attend the event. The conference will also witness the participation of Pope Francis, Queen Letizia of Spain, King Letsie III of Lesotho, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Melinda Gates, Jeffrey Sachs and many others.
According to WHO, the key goal of the conference is to achieve coherence between food supply and public health policies, as they both contribute to food and nutrition security. The participants will also examine the best ways of scaling up proven interventions for tackling all forms of malnutrition.
The gathering of World leaders will identify the public policy priorities at the national and global levels.