Joint Programme for Children, Food Security and Nutrition
The MDG-Spanish Fund Joint Programme for Children, Nutrition and Food Security in Cambodia addresses critical issues related to nutrition and food security that have been determined as a priority at a global level, as well as by the Royal Government of Cambodia and other key stakeholders in the country. Six UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP, ILO, and UNESCO), are part of this programme.
UNESCO is implementing its activities in partnership with the MoEYS to enhance the capacity of the provincial education officers by mainstreaming food security and nutrition issues through non-formal education. UNESCO also works with the Ministry of Information to enhance the knowledge of journalist on food security and nutrition, providing them with the necessary skills to report timely and accurately on these issues.
The Joint Programme’s overall goal is to contribute to the attainment of the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals 1, 4 and 5 to contribute to the improvement of nutritional status of children, pregnant and lactating women. In partnership with relevant government ministries, UNESCO have been developed a Media Handbook for Journalist on Food Security and Nutrition as part of its strategy to reach more vulnerable people through media. Also, capacity building of education-based leaders to improve policies and mainstream into general policies or revision of current policies on food security and nutrition have been employed for the programme.