International Conference on Nutrition 2
Multi-stakeholder approaches are widely recognised to be necessary to increase the scope of financial and human resources in order to tackle nutritional challenges. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce a diverse delegation of 90 private sector representatives will be in attendance at ICN2 in Rome next week. Our delegates will be coming from over 24 countries and all parts of the agri-food value chain, including many senior leaders of global organisations.
Highlights of the week’s activities include a pre-conference meeting on November 18th with the Director General of FAO, Dr. Jose Graziano da Silva and the Assistant Director General of WHO, Dr. Oleg Chestnov to discuss future plans with members of the private sector delegation. As ICN2, kicks off, there will be bilaterals with a broad array of countries and private sector speakers at a number of side events:
- Nov. 19th at 13:00 – the Scaling Up Nutrition movement will be holding a side event on accountability for nutrition.
- Nov. 19th at 13:00 – a side event on food safety includes a spokesperson from Mars addressing aflatoxins.
- Nov. 20th at 13:00 – a side event on accelerating process to end malnutrition: action, results and accountability has a discussant from Elanco
- Nov. 20th at 18:30 – a side event on addressing overweight and obesity will be addressed by a spokesperson from Friesland Campina
The private sector delegation is being co-organised by a steering committee of the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN), the livestock sector lead by the International Dairy Federation, and the Private Sector Mechanism of the UN Committee on Food Security (PSM) co-ordinated by the International Agri-Food Network.