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GLOBAL OVERVIEW

Global policy development

Towards Global Elimination of IDD
Oxford Press, 2004

Additional global documentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Over the past 15 years major international forums have set goals for health, nutrition, and development resulting in current policies for the elimination of iodine deficiency. Several of the most significant forums are listed below:

 

World Summit for Children: New York 1990
Ending Hidden Hunger: Montreal 1991
International Conference on Nutrition (ICN): Rome 1992
Special Session: Geneva 1994
Special Session for Children: New York 2002
World Health Assembly: Geneva 2005

(Events and meetings specific to CEE/CIS can be found on the Regional policy page)

World Summit for Children: New York 1990

On 30 September 1990 at the World Summit for Children held at the United Nations, the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children, and Plan of Action for Implementing the World Declaration were signed by 71 Heads of State and Governments, and later endorsed by 181 countries. In total 155 countries committed to the preparation of national plans of action for children. The Plan of Action established 7 major and 20 supporting goals considered achievable by the year 2000.

  World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children (html)
  Plan of Action for Implementing the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children in the 1990s (html)
  We the Children
End-decade review of the follow-up to the World Summit for Children
Report of the Secretary-General, May 2001
(micronutrient deficiencies page 40-43)

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Ending Hidden Hunger: Montreal 1991

  Ending Hidden Hunger: A Policy Conference on Micronutrient Malnutrition, October 1991. WHO, UNICEF, et al. 1991.
Proceedings of "Ending hidden hunger." A policy conference on micronutrient malnutrition. 10-12 October 1991, Montreal, Canada. Sponsored by WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, CIDA, USAID, FAO, UNDP. 250 pp.
  Ending Hidden Hunger: The Montreal Micronutrient Conference
IDD Newsletter: Volume 7, Number 4, November 1991

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International Conference on Nutrition (ICN): Rome 1992

  World Declaration and Plan of Action for Nutrition
FAO and WHO, December 1992
 

Final Report of the conference
FAO and WHO, December 1992

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World Summit for Children (Special Session): Geneva 1994

  World Summit for Children - Mid-Decade Goal: Iodine Deficiency Disorders
UNICEF-WHO Joint Committee on Health Policy
Special Session, Geneva, January 1994
 

We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up to the World Summit for Children
Report of the Secretary-General, May 2001The report, which is to be considered by the Preparatory Committee for the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children at its third session, in June 2001, as well as by the General Assembly at the special session itself, in May 2002.

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Special Session for Children: New York 2002

  A Better Future for Children:
Progress Toward World Summit Goals for Health and Nutrition

A Series of Briefing Papers Prepared for the UN Special Session on Children
BASIC, 2002
   
  Global Progress on Eliminating Iodine Deficiency
Brochure for the Special Session , 2002
 
"A World Fit for Children"
  This booklet contains the commitments that were part of the Special Session on Children: the Millennium Development Goals, earlier pledged to by all 189 United Nations Member States; the Children’s Statement, ‘A World Fit for Us’, delivered at the opening plenary of the Special Session by two young delegates; the consensus outcome document of the General Assembly, ‘A World Fit for Children’, with goals and targets to be met; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified, acceded to or signed by 192 countries in the 12 years since it was first ratified, and the two Optional Protocols to the Convention.
  Smart Start for Children (Power Point)
The SSC was an occasion for launching the Network for sustainable elimination of IDD at a special side event, "A Smart Start for Children" illustrated in this presentation.
UNICEF (Frits van der Haar) 2002

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Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly: Geneva 2005

  16-25 May 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland
  The World Health Assembly meets once a year and is attended by delegations from all of WHO's 192 Member States. Its main function is to determine the policies of the Organization. In 2005 the following resolution and statement addressing IDD were made.
 

 

IDD Resolution: English version
Russian version

Progress report on IDD elimination:

English version
Russian version

ICCIDD Statement (Jack Ling):

English version

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