Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Preparatory Technical Meeting to the Joint FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

13/11/2013 to 15/11/2013

Joint FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), PREPARATORY TECHNICAL MEETING , FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy,  13-15 November 2013

The meeting will discuss in successive sessions:

  • Nutrition challenges and changing food systems: global and national perspectives
  • Policies for nutrition-enhancing agriculture, food, health and related systems
  • Improving policy choices and policy coherence

and Plan for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to be held at FAO Headquarters 19-21 November 2014, and the way forward.

ICN2, will be an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).It will be a high-level ministerial conference seeking to propose a flexible policy framework to adequately address the major nutrition challenges of the next decades. It will also seek to identify priorities for international cooperation on nutrition in the near and medium-term.

ICN2 will bring together senior national policymakers from agriculture, health and other relevant ministries and agencies, with leaders of United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, researchers, the private sector and consumers, to identify policy priorities on how national and global food, health and related systems and reforms can improve nutritional outcomes.

Stakeholder group: