In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States endorsed six global nutrition targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition, and Member States have committed to monitor their progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalyzing a global response.
For the global targets to be achieved, countries have to define how they will contribute and set their own targets. The targets raise the profile of nutrition and thus contribute to its positioning in the 2030 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD), in collaboration with the European Commission and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have developed a 2-hour e-learning course Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool. It is a web-based tracking tool to assist countries set targets and monitor progress. It complements existing tools on nutrition interventions, impact and costing.