Nutrition

Frequently asked questions

Proclaiming the years 2016 to 2025 as the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition, the UN General Assembly in April 2016 committed Member States to ten years of sustained and coherent nutrition action. The primary objective of the Decade is to increase nutrition investments and implement policies and programmes to improve food security and nutrition within the framework agreed at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) held in November 2014.

While proclaiming the Decade, the General Assembly endorsed the two outcome documents of the ICN2: the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and its Framework for Action. These documents provide the core elements and the guidance from which national policies and programmes can be constituted.

The UN General Assembly also reaffirmed its commitment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “end malnutrition in all its forms”.

The Decade is an unprecedented opportunity for achieving nutrition impact at scale, with a collective vision of a healthier and more sustainable future.