Thirty-sixth session

WPR/RC36.R15

Infant and Young Child Nutrition

         The Regional Committee,

         Recalling resolutions WHA33.32, WHA34.22, WHA3S.26, WPR/RC32.R11WPR/RC33.R16 and WPR/RC34.R18;

         Having reviewed the report of the Regional Director on infant and young child nutrition and implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes;**

         Noting that, notwithstanding the measures initiated by Member States to improve infant and young child nutrition, the prevalence of breast-feeding is very low, especially in many urban areas;

  1. URGES Member States:
    (1) to intensify national efforts directed towards the improvement: of infant and young child nutrition, including the adoption of suitable measures to give effect to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes;
    (2) to report at regular intervals on the progress made in their national efforts;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director to cooperate particularly in breast-feeding promotion, in the exchange of information, and in training and research activities.

** WPR/RC36/12

19 September 1985


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