international conference on nutrition (ICN)

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ARROW’s intervention ensured that the CSO statement included reference to sexual and reproductive rights

Recognising the importance of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), ARROW joined other civil society organisations in the first face-to-face informal meeting between non-state actors and the Membership of ICN2. The ICN2 is a global intergovernmental conference on addressing malnutrition in all its forms.

Prior to the conference, 200 representatives from a diverse group of civil society and social movements gathered to strategize on ways of advocating at ICN2 and beyond, as well as to develop a joint Civil Society Statement. ARROW and partner CHETNA helped ensure that women’s rights, addressing violence against women, and SRHR are included in this collective statement.

The ICN2 was a high-level intergovernmental meeting that focused global attention on addressing malnutrition in all its forms. The two main outcome documents – the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action – were endorsed by participating governments at the conference, committing world leaders to establishing national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition and transforming food systems to make nutritious diets available to all.