Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Following pandemic-driven school closures, five UN agencies threw their strong support behind an international coalition to improve the nutrition, health and education of school-age children around the world.

© UNICEF/Bona Khoy | A young girl eats a meal in school before beginning class in Cambodia.
In a joint declaration on Tuesday [16 November 2021], the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) committed to assisting the School Meals Coalition in which over 60 countries envision a nutritious meal in school for every child in need by 2030.