Date: 3 & 4 August 2021
Date: 21 May 2021
Watch the event recording available in 7 languages.
Social media tiles on the Code.
40 years ago, the World Health Assembly adopted the International Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, establishing a legal framework that has undoubtedly saved millions of infants’ and mothers’ lives. To mark this important anniversary, Alive & Thrive is launching a variety of articles, resources, and multimedia on the Code, led by a four-part series of articles by David Clark, who for 25 years supported countries to implement the Code as UNICEF’s legal specialist on the Code.
World Breastfeeding Week 2021: Lactation Consultants Critical to the Chain of Support
Read the joint statement issued by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
This frequently asked questions (FAQ) document aims to provide health workers with information on their specific roles and responsibilities in protecting breastfeeding practices against the inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes by manufacturers and distributors.
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide.
Annually, WABA coordinates and organises the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) between Aug 1-7. Since 2016, we have aligned our WBW campaign to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call this the WBW-SDGs Campaign.
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). WABA coordinates the annual World Breastfeeding Week campaign.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: WABA asserts all legal rights and intellectual property rights under the Berne Convention over the World Breastfeeding Week Logos and Campaign Materials. This copyright is subject to fair use, with appropriate attribution to WABA. The logos and materials shall not be used in any way that directly or indirectly damages WABA’s reputation and/or standing, whether by content, context or association. Prior written consent shall always be sought before the logos and materials are used in any commercial activity or adaptations/modifications are made (email to [email protected]). The logos and materials shall not be used in any event and/or activity sponsored, supported or organised by companies manufacturing, distributing or marketing breastmilk substitutes, feeding bottles, or teats. See FAQ on https://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/frequently-asked-questions-faq/ for further information.