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Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
The protocol sets 18 as the minimum age for direct participation in hostilities, for recruitment into armed groups, and for compulsory recruitment by governments. States may accept volunteers from the age of 16 but must deposit a binding declaration at the time of ratification or accession, setting out their minimum voluntary recruitment age and outlining...
Published in 2000, by
Management of Severe Malnutrition: A Manual for Physicians and Other Senior Health Workers
This manual provides guidelines for the treatment of severely malnourished children (below 5 years of age) in hospitals and health centres. The treatment of severely malnourished adolescents and adults is also brieﬂy considered. The manual is intended for health personnel working at central and district level, including physicians, nurses, midwives and auxiliaries.
Published in 1999, by
Third Report on the World Nutrition Situation
This Third Report on the World Nutrition Situation is part of a series of SCN reports initiated in the mid 80s on nutritional status of populations in developing countries. The centrepiece of earlier reports was estimates of regional trends in underweight of preschool children. This Third Report presents, for the first time, information on global and...
Published in 1997, by
SCN News No 11 - Maternal and Child Nutrition
This SCN News focuses on maternal and child nutrition. Birthweight, child growth and adolescent growth - all needing good nutrition - determine nutritional status before and during pregnancy. Therefore, maternal nutrition influences foetal growth and birthweight, of this and future generations.
Published in 1994, by
Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation - Volume I: Global and Regional Results
This Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation comes at an important time. In the near future human well-being, to which nutrition is fundamental, could improve more rapidly throughout the world; but economic adjustments and mass migration are continuing threats. The results here show steady, if slow, progress in many countries in the last few years....
Published in 1992, by
Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper No 09 - Controlling Iron Deficiency
Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common nutritional disorder in the world, affecting particularly pregnant and lactating women and pre-school children. Supplementation with ferrous sulphate tablets (often including folic acid) is efficacious but problems exist with effectiveness of large scale programmes in developing countries. Nonetheless, improvement...
Published in 1991, by
Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper No 06 - Women and Nutrition
Women, throughout most of the world, have the major responsibility for their families' nutrition. Their own nutrition is often impaired, under the social and biological stresses they face. Developments that improve women's position in society are likely to improve nutrition overall, and are essential for this. Equally, any activities aimed at preventing...
Published in 1990, by
Convention on the Rights of the Child
This convention bans discrimination against children and provides for special protection and rights appropriate to minors. The preamble recalls the basic principles of the United Nations and specific provisions of certain relevant human rights treaties and proclamations. It reaffirms the fact that children, because of their vulnerability, need special care...
Published in 1989, by
Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper No 03 - The Prevention and Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders
This paper is the third in the ACC/SCN's State-of-the-Art series. Like the two previous papers, on nutrition education and control of vitamin A deficiency, it provides information to assist decisions on policies and programmes to prevent widespread nutritional problems. Iodine deficiency is one of these, affecting some 200 million people. Yet science and...
Published in 1988, by