Current Prospects for Scaling-Up Nutrition Outcomes
Nutrition has been gaining momentum as an important issue in high-level global development debates. Dr. David Nabarro of the UN High Level Task Force on the Food Security Crisis recently shared his views on how human nutrition is being prioritized, addressed, resourced, and assessed by different groups of stakeholders at global, regional, and national levels. At the 20th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture, held on November 4 at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, Dr. Nabarro discussed how different stakeholders are seeking new ways to align their policies for public health, social protection, food system development, and humanitarian action with their increasing interest in advancing nutritional outcomes. Dr. Nabarro also reflected on how nutritional outcomes might evolve in the next five years as a result of different kinds of actions being taken within the international community.
David Nabarro joined the office of the UN Secretary General in September 2005 as Senior UN System Coordinator for Avian and Pandemic Influenza and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General. In January 2009 he was given the additional responsibility of Coordinator of the UN system’s High Level Task Force on the Food Security Crisis. In October 2009, Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, appointed David Nabarro as his Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition.