Open until: 11.10.2016
Maximizing the Impact of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world has committed to eradicate hunger and eliminate all forms of malnutrition by 2030. The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 1 April 2016 calls for accelerated global action to achieve this goal.
The UN General Assembly Resolution places the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition in the context of follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). It tasks the co-convenors of ICN2, FAO and WHO, to organise the implementation of the Decade through an inclusive and participatory process, working “with existing institutions and with available resources”. The UNSCN is supporting this effort by initiating an online discussion to collect the ideas of all relevant actors. Specifically, and taking the ICN2 outcomes as a framework, the UNSCN wants to know what elements you believe should be taken into consideration in the development of the Work Programme for the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.
We would therefore like to invite you to share your views on how best to maximise the potential of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. You may want to consider the following questions:
What are your expectations for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition and how could it make a significant difference in improving nutrition and food security of the people in your country within the next ten years?
What critical activities need to be included in the Work Programme for the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition to reach the 2025 global nutrition targets? Which activities would need to be accelerated in your country to reach these targets? How could these activities be funded?
What can be done to accelerate and improve the quality of commitments from the various actors? What role(s) should public and private actors play in monitoring their implementation?
How can other relevant forums, such as the CFS and the UNSCN, contribute, and how can other movements (e.g. human rights, environment) be involved in the Decade?
This consultation is part of a wider discussion to help elaborate the Work Programme for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. We invite you to circulate this opportunity to the appropriate stakeholders in your country and networks to guarantee that all actors are able to engage and be connected in a meaningful way.
Thank you for your valuable contribution to this exchange.
Technical Officer, UNSCN"
"Assad and his Russian sponsors hope the end game is close. Still, the world has no idea how to end the civil war and equally importantly what would happen when it is over."
"150 Unique and Most Common African Last Names (Surnames)"
“[It is] extremely difficult to task a satellite for capturing an image over a flying object without knowing several hours in advance its exact location,”
(Source: Space Safety Magazine)
“Will we be inured to this?” he asked. “Let’s not let Aleppo become the 21st-century Guernica.”
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and industrial center before the civil war began in 2011, has been divided for years between government and rebel forces."
(Source: The New York Times By BEN HUBBARD SEPT. 23, 2016)
“They have burned their childhood and their innocence and made them homeless in their country and all we get in return are words and promises from outside. God curse humanity if this is what it has become.”
An experimental receiver aboard a European satellite has picked up signals from more than 15,000 aircraft in the last two years, paving the way for future missions that could track global commercial air traffic from space."
(Source: Spaceflight Now Inc May 7, 2015 by Stephen Clark)
The European Space Agency announced Thursday the Proba-V spacecraft has detected more than 25 million aircraft position messages since it launched in May 2013, demonstrating a “technical world-first” in monitoring air traffic via satellite."
My general Interests:
Especially that in and around Cardiff UK.
I find the Environment and Energy issues an interesting challenge !. Along with Public Safety !.
I am also interested in the developing, "International Global Village".
I am interested in "quality of life issues".
The ability to "create wealth", and to maintain a "disposable income" !.
The problems associated with a "change of scale".
I would like to understand more about "leadership" ?.
A developing interest of mine is "Energy and Power Generation", in Particular Electric Power !. Since March 2011, this has become associated, with disaster avoidance, and disaster recovery !. I take the view that we should look to make Nuclear Safe, so that in reality means safer, as nothing in this life is totally safe !. I take the view that a good way of approaching this is to look at what happens when Nuclear Power, escapes in the form of contamination, beyond the boundaries of its site !. I see this as a question of Public Protection !. The basis of this protection being knowledge in the public domain of prevailing radiation levels !.
I have been interested in understanding the Events at Fukushima Japan
I am interested in understanding the developing Arab Spring, and the Events in Syria. In particular; understanding the striving for Freedom, and the resistance against it !.
I regard Physical Conflict as being often a failure of Diplomacy !. I regard Diplomacy, as being a product of Education, Understanding and Experience !. Often Disadvantage and even Poverty, may be at the root of these issues !.
Syria, and the Arab Spring:
I take an interest in this region, from the point of view of its Social-Economic implications, and the rights of Syrians to self-determination, in a fair and just way.
Presents a number of interesting challenges, especially in regards to communications and organisation! The ability to realise Africa’s Natural wealth and to see that wealth distributed in a fair way!
My religious Beliefs :
I believe that: In the being, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God !.
I think: The Word was at first heard, then spoke, and later written. Today (2013) the word can be captured. Soon after the Word was first heard, it became remembered, and being remembered became spoken more. With increased speaking the Word evolved into more words, which became words to make things cleared, and better understood. As the use of Words grew, then understanding grew. At the same time the presence of God, became less apparent to human kind. As over familiarity tends to bread contempt ?.. As has been both said and written “God Defieth all understanding” !.
An understanding History, our own, or others, can lead us to learn, by other peoples experiences (and by implication, by other peoples mistakes.). Though the past is like a foreign land, of which we may know very little !. The past is often obscured, by the mists of time, and by evolving cultures.
I believe that freedom of movement and access, is important !.
Winning a Battle can in some cases lead to loosening a War !. Winning a War may not lead to winning the Peace !. Battles and Wars, that do not secure the Peace, are Hollow victories !.
Hollow victories are likely to lead to renewed conflict ?.
My local language variant :
Wenglish. a Wenglander.
Personal Observations !.
The mode of production, is to a large extent dependent on the mode of transport !. Sustainable places of personal residence, can be dependent on both of these !.
Increasing technology,produces increased complexity for understanding, and can lead to new divisions of labour, or rather intelligent knowledge !. New technologies, appear to be greatly dependent on access to specific natural resources !. This appears to be fueling Globalisation, and, an increasing interdependency, across cultures, and states !.
Emerging Electronic Technology appears to be changing peoples perception of Political Decision Making. ?. A demand for more direct involvement in the political process, appears to be emerging World wide, and is especially apparent in what the West calls, underdeveloped Countries !.
Modern economy appears highly dependent on high volume of production and low mark-up per unit of product volume !
In the UK, we pass on the left, except when at Sea, when we pass on the right !. So perhaps we tend to regard others then ourselves, as being at Sea ?.
The UK Army by tradition, when on Parade, Dresses to the right, hence the saying “I’m all right Jack”
An organisation may be seen when the sum of the whole exceeds the sum of the parts.
Should the key effect of government not be the application of the Multiplier Factor? That is to say the organising of human effort so that the sum of the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts !.
A Matter of time !.
The expectation of competition, appears to put pressure on time, and as such things tend to become “a factor of time “!. This appears to lead to a speeding up, of things !. With the effect of certain things coming into view !. While other things disappear from view !. These things which disappear from view, may suddenly disappear, or gradually fade out of view !. The gap between the extremes of what is seen and what is not, can become confusion !. This confusion can be compounded, with the stresses caused, by the demands to adjust !.
Due to uncertainty, about what is being observed!.. The culture of communications, and the cultures participating in this, will play a part, and the outcome of this will be, that cultures will fragment, and or combine !. So adding to the degree of uncertainty.
The effect on preconceived organisation, appears to be a possible cause of the downfall of some organisations, as their sense of identity as an organisation, appears to constrain their ability to adjust, making them slower, to both respond, and to comprehend !.
Clearly then the speed and effectiveness of response, along with the ability to comprehend, could be a key factor in navigating, for future progress, and a decent life !.
Hence the old expression of, “the quick and the dead”, becomes a reality !.
European Union : Since Cyprus and the European move, to break the Savings Guarantee, I “no-longer” support Britain being in Europe !.
Emerging Technologies: It is interesting and somewhat concerning to observe the impact of such emergence! Digital Technologies appear to surpass national control, and conflict appears to be merging because of this. To what extent such conflict may threaten the continual existence of such technologies, only time will determine? Politicians may need to define their relationship with both people and this if these matters are to be constructively addressed although right now (August 2016) they appear to be set on define so called national interests? Are such “National Interests” at odds with these emerging digital technologies? Technologies which live in Cyber-space?
I like drawing other people’s attention, to the existence of things. By distributing links, to online pages on which that sort of information appears !.
These days (March 26th 2013) one finds oneself, submersed with information to digest, from a wide variety of sources !. The information originates from who knows where, for who known’s what reason ? Working out the possible relevance of this information, can prove a particular challenge !. Working out how to make productive and constructive use, of the information, can become another challenge !.
My current preoccupation
The current (2015)Free Market Economy, which appears to becoming increasingly dominant in many parts of the world, appears likely to be challenged by emerging technologies As it is that people consume and without an income people cannot be a part of the free market?. So how will people be able to gain an income when most the work is done by technology?
From time to time, I appear to experience, what may be, a manifestation of suppressed precognitive capacity, within myself !.