United Nations System
Standing Committee on Nutrition



 

Final Agenda

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Thirty Fifth Session of the Standing Committee on Nutrition
Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Undernutrition

 

Hosted by the Government of Viet Nam, Hanoi 2-6 March 2008
 

Sunday
2 March
0830-1600

Pre-Session meetings of Working Groups
by invitation only from Working Group Chairs
Location: National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) 48B Tang Bat Ho street

  0830-1530 Working Group on Nutrition in Emergencies
NIN Central meeting room - 1st floor
  0900-1545 Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics and Human Rights
NIN Library Ground floor
  0930-1230 Working Group on Nutrition of School Age Children
NIN Lecture Hall 3rd floor
  1000-1530 Working Group on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding
NIN Conference Hall 2nd floor
  1300-1600 Working Group on Capacity Development in Food and Nutrition
NIN Lecture Hall - 3rd floor
  1600-1700 Closed meeting: Meeting of Working Group Chairs
NIN Central Meeting room 1st floor
  1730-1900

Closed meeting: Meeting of Steering Committee
Melia Hotel Function Room 4

Monday
3 March
Symposium: Accelerating the reduction of maternal and child undernutrition
Location: Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet street, Ball room 2+3, 1st floor
0800-0900 Registration
  0900-0945 Welcome and opening
  • SCN Chair, Ms Ann Veneman
  • Dr. Nguyen Sinh Hung (Standing Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam)
  • Jean Marc Olive (WHO, for the UN Country Team in Viet Nam)
  • Keynote speech: Accelerating the reduction of maternal and child undernutrition
    Patrus Ananias (Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil)
0945-1100 First Session (20 minute presentations with 35 minutes discussion)
Chair: Ricardo Uauy (IUNS)
1100-1115 Break
  1115-1230 Second Session (20 minute presentations with 35 minutes discussion)
Chair: Andrew Tomkins (Institute of Child Health, University College, London)
  1230-1345 Lunch Break
  1345-1530 Third Session (20 minute presentations with 45 minutes discussion)
Chair: Emorn Wasantwisut (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  1530-1545 Break
  1545-1645 Fourth Session (20 minute presentations with 35 minutes discussion)
Chair: Alan Court (UNICEF)
  1645-1700 SCN Awards for Outstanding Service to Nutrition
  1700 Closure of the Symposium
  1800-2030 Reception/Dinner―hosted by Government of Viet Nam
International Conference Center in 11 Le Hong Phong Street
Tuesday
4 March
  Plenary
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3, 1st floor
0830-0930 Introduction to parallel business session of UN, NGO/CSO, and Bilateral Partners
Chair: SCN Vice-Chair Werner Schultink and Alan Court (UNICEF)
  • SCN Secretariat Annual Report
  • Reports of Steering Committee cross cutting task forces
    - Task Force on Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Report of the international nutrition system review recommendations
  • The Hanoi Declaration for National Nutrition Action At Scale
0930-0945 Break
  0945-1230 SCN Constituencies Parallel meetings
  • UN Agencies
    Melia Hotel Function Room 1+2, 1st floor)
  • Bilateral Partners
    Melia Hotel Function Room 7, 2nd floor
  • NGOs/Civil Society
    Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  1230-1330 Lunch Break
  1330-1830 Working Group Meetings
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  1330-1500 Working Group on Nutrition in Emergencies
  1500-1515 Break
  1515-1645 Working Group on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS
  1645-1700 Break
  1700-1830 Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics and Human Rights
Wed
5 March
  Working Group Meetings
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  0830-1000 Working Group on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding
  1000-1015 Break
  1015-1145 Working Group on Household Food Security
  1145-1200 Break
  1200-1330 Working Group on School-Age Children
  1330-1430 Lunch Break

Lunch event: African Nutrition Graduate Student Network (AGSNet)
Jospeh Ashong
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3

1430-1930 Working Group meetings
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
1430-1600 Working Group on Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle
  1600-1615 Break
  1615-1745 Working Group on Capacity Development in Food and Nutrition
  1745-1800 Break
  1800-1930 Working Group on Micronutrients
Thursday
6 March
  Working Group Meetings
  0800-0900 Closed meeting: Working Group Chairs/Co-Chairs
Melia Hotel Function Room 7, 2nd floor
  0800-0900 SCN Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics and Human Rights, The Task Force on International Dimensions of the Right to Food. Book launch of "Global Obligations for the Right to Food"
Edited by George Kent
Melia Hotel Function Room 1+2, 1st floor
  0900-1100 SCN Constituencies Parallel meetings
  • UN Agencies
    Melia Hotel Function Room 1+2, 1st floor
  • Bilateral Partners
    Melia Hotel Function Room 7, 2nd floor
  • NGOs/Civil Society
    Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  1100-1115 Break
  1115-1300 Regional Parallel meetings
  • Asia
    Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  • Africa
    Melia Hotel Function Room 1+2, 1st floor
  • Latin America
    Melia Hotel Function Room 7, 2nd floor
  1300-1400 Plenary
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  1400-1500 Reports from Chairs of constituencies (15 minutes each)
  • Bilateral Partners
  • NGOs/Civil Society
  • UN agencies
  1500-1545 Key recommendations arising from the Working Groups
  • Summary by SCN Secretariat (30 minutes)
  • Discussion (15 minutes)
  1545-1600 Key recommendations arising from regional sessions (5 minutes each)
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  1600-1630 Discussion (30 minutes)
  1630-1700 Closure
Melia Hotel Ball room 2+3
  1630-1645 Summary conclusions from and outcomes of the 35th SCN Session, follow-up and next steps
Roger Shrimpton (SCN Secretary)
  1645-1700 Closure of 35th Session
Dr Nguyen Cong Khan (Director of the Viet Nam National Institute of Nutrition)
SCN Vice-Chair Werner Schultink and Alan Court (UNICEF)