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Combatting Malnutrition - Sustainable and Effective Means to Respond to the 'Silent Crisis'

Combatting Malnutrition through Sustainable Interventions:

EU-ASEAN Relations as a Key Driver

8 November 2011




The Conference speakers stated a need to start identifying the problem of malnutrition and the consequence of 3 million children dying every year.


Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Food Programme

H. E. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response

Stephan Tanda, Member of Managing Board, Royal DSM

Dr. Werner Schultink, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF

Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Head of Division of Women and Child Health, Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University


The conference highlighted that the current European Union (EU) policy and EU documents have not yet addressed these key important deficiencies in our western approach. It was noted that this will require strong emphasis on more funding for effective research and funding for the development of tools to quickly and cost efficiently identify deficiencies in malnourished children, so that deficiencies can be addressed with specific micronutrients.


Dr. Florence Egal, UNSCN Working Group on Household Food Security

Prof. Dr. Patrick Kolsteren, Coordinator Child Health and Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Antwerp

Tarik Kadir, Desk Officer Asia, Action Contre la Faim

Dr. Cees Smit, EGAN/IGA, European and International Genetic Alliance's Network

Max-Olivier Gonnet, Assistant-Director for Food Security and Economic Development, Food Security and Economic Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

Viscount Etienne Davignon, President of CSR Europe

Dr. Yasuhiko Toride, Director of Nutrition Improvement Projects, Ajinomoto Co., Inc


Panel Debate on the current and future status of Corporate Social Responsibility


Conference In Association with The Parliament Magazine


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