WHA RESOLUTION 67(9)
23 May 2014
Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly,
(1) endorsed the seven indicators to monitor progress towards the achievement of the global targets as part of the core set of indicators of the global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition;
(2) requested the Director-General to establish a working group composed of representatives and experts appointed by Member States and United Nations bodies in order to complete the work, before the end of 2014, on the development of the core set of indicators to monitor the comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, building on “tracer” indicators for policy and programme implementation in health and other sectors that are relevant to the achievement of the global nutrition targets, as well as developing an extended set of indicators in order to track processes that have an impact on the global targets in specific country settings, for consideration by Member States at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly;
(3) also requested the Director-General to convene informal consultations with Member States2 to complete the work, before the end of 2015, on risk assessment and management tools for conflicts of interest in nutrition, for consideration by Member States at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly;
(4) noted the work carried out by the WHO Secretariat in response to resolution WHA65.6 on the comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, in which the Director-General was requested to provide clarification and guidance on the “inappropriate promotion of food for infants and young children” cited in resolution WHA63.23 on infant and young child nutrition, taking into consideration the ongoing work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission; further recalling resolution WHA63.23, in which Member States were urged to end inappropriate promotion of food for infants and young children; and further requesting the Director-General to complete the work, before the end of 2015, for consideration by Member States at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
(Eighth plenary meeting, 23 May 2014)
1 See document A66/48, paragraph 28: “ … the governing bodies will provide guidance on the Director-General’s proposals relating to any reprogramming of resources or activities deemed necessary, in view of the progress towards programme budget implementation, new mandates received and World Health Assembly resolutions with associated financial implications or emerging public health needs”.
2 And, where applicable, regional economic integration organizations.