Policy statements

Statements are aimed at a policy audience and commonly linked to a specific event. We use statements to help shape outcomes of a particular meeting or strategy and to urge government representatives to take specific action.

Our purpose in making statements is to influence the development and implementation of effective policies that promote healthier diets and reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Our policy statements
Letter to the South African government on the proposed Health Promotion Levy (April 2017)
Letter of support against surveillance and intimidation of Mexican public health leaders (March 2017) (English)
Letter of support to the EU consultation on setting nutrient profiles for regulating nutrition and health claims (March 2017)
Joint statement to the 140th World Health Organization’s Executive Board on cancer prevention and control in the context of an integrated approach (January 2017)
Statement to the 140th World Health Organization’s Executive Board on cancer prevention and control in the context of an integrated approach (January 2017)
Joint statement to the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board on the proposed register of non-state actors (January 2017)
Joint statement to the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board on the proposed Implementation Plan to End Childhood Obesity (January 2017)
Statement to the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board on the updated Appendix 3 to the Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (January 2017)
Joint statement by the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition in support of the World Bank’s Human Capital Summit (October 2016)
Joint letter to the European Parliament to improve regulations on marketing to children (September 2016)
Statement to the 66th WHO Regional Committee Meeting for Europe on the NCD Action Plan (September 2016)
Joint letter to Prime Minister of Ecuador to protect traffic light labelling scheme (August 2016)
We call on world leaders to commit to a Heads of State Summit in Italy in 2017 to end malnutrition in all its forms (August 2016)
Joint NGO statement on Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, WHO AFRO Regional Meeting (August 2016)
Statement to the 69th World Health Assembly on the Decade of Action on Nutrition (May 2016)
Statement to the 69th World Health Assembly on the Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (May 2016)
Statement to the 69th World Health Assembly on the Guidance on ending the inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children (May 2016)
Expression of support for a WHO Africa Regional Framework for NCDs (April 2016)
Joint NGO statement to World Health Organization Executive Board regarding Agenda item 6.3 on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (January 2016)
Joint WCRF International and NCD Alliance statement supporting final report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (January 2016)
Joint NGO statement to World Health Organization Executive Board regarding Maternal, Infant & Young Child Nutrition (January 2016)
Joint NGO letter calling for a historic breakthrough for child nutrition at the 2016 World Health Assembly (December 2015)
Joint NGO letter urging Mexico to retain its sugary drinks tax (October 2015)
Joint statement with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to the 68th World Health Assembly (May 2015)
Joint NGO statement to the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.1 - Outcome of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (May 2015)
Joint NGO letter to Regional Director of WHO European Region supporting nutrient profile model (April 2015)
Joint NGO letter to the European Commission to save the EU school fruit scheme (February 2015)
Joint NGO statement to the 136th Session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda item 6.4 (January 2015)
Joint WCRF International and Non-Communicable Disease Alliance statement to Member States attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition to take action to address malnutrition in all its forms (November 2014)
Joint NGO statement to the 66th Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas on the Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents (October 2014)
Joint NGO statement to the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee to the Western Pacific on agenda item 15.7 Nutrition: double burden of malnutrition (October 2014)
Joint NGO statement to the 64th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe on the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 (September 2014)
Joint statement by NGOs to the WHO Europe Ministerial Conference on NCDs in the Context of Health 2020. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (November 2013)
Statement to the WHO Europe Regional Committee on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (September 2013)
Statement to the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (July 2013)
Joint NGO letter to Regional Director of WHO European Region (June 2013)
Joint NGO statement to the 66th World Health Assembly (May 2013)
Joint letter to the Commonwealth Secretariat from UK NCDs and Development Taskforce (November, 2012)
Joint NGO statement on the WHO Global Monitoring Framework and Targets for the Prevention and Control of NCDs (October, 2012)
Joint NGO statement on Nutrition to the 65th World Health Assembly (May 2012)
Joint NGO position and recommendations to WHO on Multi-Sector Action for Prevention and Control of NCDs (April 2012)