The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025

Action & Commitments


WHO commits to the Nutrition Decade

The WHO’s commitment to the Nutrition Decade is based on the WHO Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025. This innovative strategy aims to define the unique value of WHO for advancing nutrition, focusing on what the Organization does best.

Priority areas for WHO contributions to the Nutrition Decade will be made under the following Action Areas.

  • Shaping the narrative of the global nutrition agenda (Action Area 6)
  • Leveraging changes in relevant non-health sectors to improve and mainstream nutrition (Action Areas 1, 3, 4 and 5)
  • Leveraging the implementation of effective nutrition policies and programmes in all settings, including situations of emergencies and crisis (Action Areas 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
  • Defining healthy sustainable diets and guide the identification and use of effective nutrition interventions (Action Areas 1 and 2)
  • Improving the availability of nutrition actions in health systems (Action Areas 2 and 6)
  • Supporting the establishment of targets and monitoring systems for nutrition (Action Areas 2 and 6)

And specifically in collaboration with FAO, the WHO will:

  • Further update and support the Nutrition Decade work programme and its implementation, led by Member States.
  • Coordinate and consolidate with other UN agencies the biennial nutrition-related reporting to the UN General Assembly.
  • Maintain an open access database of commitments for public accountability and include an analysis of the commitments made in the biennial reports on implementation of the outcome document of the Second International Conference on Nutrition and the Framework for Action.
  • Sustain compelling advocacy and communication around the Nutrition Decade, based on effective use of social media and human-centered narratives.

For further information, we welcome you to read the full commitment here.