During the recent 31st ASEAN Summit, leaders of the ASEAN member states adopted a Declaration on Ending All Forms of Malnutrition. The declaration recognizes the “urgent need to accelerate evidence-based multi-sectoral actions, and scale up interventions to reduce and ultimately end all forms of malnutrition, particularly among the most vulnerable, poor and disadvantaged groups of ASEAN.” The ASEAN leaders tasked their health ministers with monitoring the progress of implementing the declaration and supporting the delivery of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. You can read the full declaration here.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- WFP report finds the risk of hunger could increase by up to 20 percent by 2050 due to climate change.
- Special issue of Maternal and Child Nutrition focuses on improving diets in early childhood.
- The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) formally recognized the importance of agriculture for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.