UN human rights experts: Countries should increase support for breastfeeding, end inappropriate marketing breast-milk substitues
22 NOVEMBER 2016 – Today, UN human rights experts told countries that they need to do more to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a human right, including ending the inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes and other foods intended for infants and young children. The joint statement was issued by the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and the Right to Health, the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice, and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
21 NOVEMBER 2016 - The Innov8 Approach for Reviewing National Health Programmes to Leave No One Behind is an 8-step review process which results in recommendations to improve programme performance through concrete action to address health inequities, support gender equality and the progressive realization of universal health coverage and the right to health, and address social determinants of health.
11 OCTOBER 2016 – Today is International Day of the Girl. On this occasion, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a statement calling for an increased focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using these data to inform key policy and program decisions to adequately measure and understand the opportunities and challenges girls face, and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems.
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