Towards country-specific SMART commitments for action on nutrition
A common vision for global action to eradicate hunger and end all forms of malnutrition was defined by the ten commitments of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the accompanying 60 recommended policy options and strategies in its Framework for Action which were adopted at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in November 2014.
The implementation of the ten commitments through the use of the ICN2 Framework for Action will contribute to ensuring accountability and monitoring progress in achieving the World Health Assembly six global nutrition targets 2025 and the nutrition-related voluntary global noncommunicable diseases targets.
Following the recommendation in the Rome Declaration, the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025) was declared by the UN General Assembly in April 2016. The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition offers a unique opportunity to all countries and stakeholders to unite around a common framework and to increase the visibility, coordination, efficiency and effectiveness of nutrition action at all levels across the world.