FAO, IFAD, UNFPA, WFP, WHO and UNICEF joint statement on Food Security and Nutrition in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

  • The actions outlined in this statement cover the six domains of healthy diets; maternal, infant and young child nutrition; management of wasting; micronutrient supplementation; school feeding and nutrition, and nutrition surveillance.

United Nations in Indonesia, especially the United Nations Working Group for Food Security and Nutrition, comprising FAO, IFAD, UNFPA, WFP, WHO and UNICEF, is concerned about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nutrition status of those most affected, particularly the poor and vulnerable. This Joint Statement is issued by the UN Resident Coordinator Indonesia and is intended to provide recommendations on a prioritized set of actions and policy guidance to support nutrition in the context of COVID-19. The actions outlined in this statement cover the six domains of healthy diets; maternal, infant and young child nutrition; management of wasting; micronutrient supplementation; school feeding and nutrition, and nutrition surveillance.

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Francyne Harrigan
UNIC
UNIC Director
Francyne Harrigan is currently the Director of the UN Information Centre Jakarta.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Harrigan was the Chief of the Sustainable Development Section in the Strategic Communications Division of the Department of Public Information.

Before working at UN Headquarters in New York, Ms. Harrigan was the Chief of the Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok.

She has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of communications with multilaterals, media and NGOs, with close to 15 of these years having been spent in SouthEast Asia.
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UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WFP
World Food Programme
WHO
World Health Organization