The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025


WFP commits to the Nutrition Decade

Considering the World Food Programme (WFP)'s wide-ranging role in nutrition and expertise in food security analysis, significant contributions to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition will be made under the following Action Areas.

  • Nutrition in Emergencies (Action Area 3, 5 and 6)
  • MAM Treatment and Prevention (Action Area 1, 2, and 3)
  • Stunting Prevention (Action Area 1, 2 and 3)
  • Partnerships (Action Area 6)
  • Advocacy (Action Area 3 and 6)
  • Policy and Programme Support for Countries (Action Area 2 and 6)
  • Strengthening Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, and the Evidence Base (Action Area 2, 3, and 6)
  • Food Systems (Action Area 1 and 5)

WFP is committed to working with WHO, UNICEF, FAO, and IFAD and other UN agencies to leverage all available synergies to contribute to collective nutrition results, not only in least-developed countries but universally throughout the world.

Investments in nutrition are guided by WFP’s new Nutrition Policy (2017-2021), which outlines WFP’s global work to support national commitments to achieve SGD targets for ending all forms of malnutrition – including both undernutrition (wasting, stunting, and micronutrient deficiencies) and overweight. While support for nutrition in emergencies remains central to WFP’s work, the policy also puts forth an integrated approach to nutrition by simultaneously considering issues of availability, access, demand and consumption of nutritious foods to achieve the goal of adequate and healthy diets for vulnerable groups of all ages. 

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