Media centre

WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020

Place: Vienna, Austria
Date: 4–5 July 2013

The WHO Ministerial Conference in Vienna will be the first conference to address nutrition and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the context of Health 2020. The conference will focus on how policy making can support implementation together with the commitments outlined in the Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.

Health ministers, experts and representatives of civil-society and intergovernmental organizations will meet to raise questions and discuss policies on diet, nutrition and physical activity to address them.

Key themes include:

  • marketing of food to children
  • salt reduction
  • elimination of trans-fatty acids and reduction of saturated fat
  • early nutrition and NCD
  • childhood obesity
  • obesity and inequalities; and
  • settings for health – schools and workplaces.