Launching of the Global Nutrition Monitoring Framework Country Profiles for 194 Countries
The WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development is pleased to announce the launching of the Global Nutrition Monitoring Framework country profiles for 194 countries, available here.
The Global Nutrition Monitoring Framework was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2015 (WHA 68.9). It consists of indicators for monitoring the six Global Nutrition Targets for 2025 as well as intermediate outcomes, process and policy environment indicators for monitoring the progress towards achieving these targets. The Global Nutrition Targets for 2025 were also endorsed by the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), jointly organized by WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2014. Furthermore, in 2016, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025), which aims to accelerate implementation of the ICN2 commitments, achieve the Global Nutrition and diet-related NCD Targets by 2025 and contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The Global Nutrition Monitoring Framework country profiles are made available through the Nutrition Landscape Information System (NLiS). NLiS provides a single source of information compiling indicators from WHO global health and nutrition databases and surveys as well as relevant data available from a range of partners, including United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Statistics Division, UN Development Programme (UNDP), FAO, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
To further improve and develop both the NLiS and the Global Nutrition Monitoring Framework country profiles, WHO will shortly launch a user survey for gathering inputs and feedback.