Thirty-second session


Infant and Young Child Feeding

         The Regional Committee,

         Recalling resolutions WHA33.32 and WHA34.22 adopted by the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth World Health Assemblies;

         Noting that follow-up to and review of the implementation of operative paragraphs of the two resolutions are to be undertaken by the regional committees in order to promote appropriate follow-up by Member States and support them in their efforts;

         Noting also that, by resolutions WHA33.32 and WHA34.22, Member States are requested to report periodically on steps being taken to improve infant and young child health and nutrition, and, by Article 11.6 of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, on action taken to give effect to the Code's principles and aims;

         Having considered the Guiding Principles for reporting by Member States on action taken in the field of infant and young child feeding;*

  1. ACCEPTS the Guiding Principles;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to give full and unanimous support to implementing operative paragraphs of resolutions WHA33.32 and WHA34.22;
    (2) to make appropriate use of the Guiding Principles in carrying out the action recommended in the two resolutions and in reporting on the action taken;
  3. DECIDES to follow-up and review implementation of the present resolution at future sessions;
  4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to support Member States, as and when requested, in implementing the Code and other measures required to protect healthy practices related to infant and young child feeding.

* WPR/RC32/11 Add.1

25 September 1981

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