International Nutrition Conference Begins In Rome; FAO Chief Urges ‘Collective Effort’ To Defeat Malnutrition

News outlets report on the start of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome and comments made by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization head at a related conference on Tuesday.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. global meet on malnutrition kicks off in Rome
“Political leaders from around the world gathered in Rome Wednesday for a three-day U.N. conference on malnutrition aimed at tackling a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike…” (Milasin, 11/19).

Devex: What to watch out for at ICN2
“…In an exclusive interview ahead of the conference, we sat down with prominent economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram, FAO assistant director-general and coordinator for economic and social development…” (Santamaria, 11/19).

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of major conference, U.N. official urges ‘collective effort’ to boost global nutrition
“…Speaking [on Tuesday] at a meeting organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) which represents lawmakers from over 170 countries, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva declared nutritional improvements to be a collaborative mission uniting international stakeholders and their counterparts in government…” (11/17).