International Health Regulations (IHR) 3rd Emergency Committee recognizes food workers, food supply & food security

The International Health Regulations (IHR) 3rd Emergency Committee convened on April 30 to assess the COVID-19 public health emergency and made recommendations to the WHO and to governments. The Emergency Committee recognized the need to protect food workers and highlighted the need to ensure food security. The Emergency Committee called on the WHO and UN agencies to:

“Work with partner organizations and countries to strengthen the global food supply chain, protect food workers, properly manage food markets, and mitigate possible disruptions to the food supply.”

The Emergency Committee called on governments to:

“Work with WHO and partners to strengthen the global food supply chain, protect food workers, properly manage food markets, and mitigate possible disruptions to the food supply, especially for vulnerable populations.”

Please read the press release here.

2 May 2020

Published by Hidayat Greenfield

IUF Asia/Pacific Regional Secretary

%d bloggers like this: