Food security and nutrition for children

MDG-Fund Joint Programme on Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-24 Months Old in the Philippines

The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with other UN partner agencies, promote maternity protection in the workplace. This Joint Programme, with support from the Government of Spain through MDG achievement Fund, seeks to promote the advocacy and interventions that will create enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplaces in the three Joint Programmes cities in (a) Naga City; (b) Iloilo City; and (c) Zamboanga City.

This Joint Programme was geared towards contributing to the achievement of the MDG in addressing extreme poverty, hunger and reducing child mortality rate by by complementing the government's efforts of improving infant and young child feeding practices among children 0-24 months old. Three urban and two rural sites were identified based on poverty levels, prevalence and magnitude of undernutrition among young children. To ensure the sustainability of the Joint Programme, national government agencies, local government units, health partners managers and constituents from the labour sector and other partners have been and will continue to get engaged in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the programme.

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel +632 8580 9900
Fax +632 8856 7597