Milena Saathoff

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Topic 1: Tackling the global issue of child malnutrition through social reform, food production and distribution of Lunch

The Republic of Singapore (in the following referred to as Singapore) sees the importance of the topic on child malnutrition being talked about on an international level. We see the need to further develop strategies fighting child malnutrition and want to support the World Health Organization in every way we can. Singapore is a country in which the child malnutrition rate is very low and amongst the lowest in the world. Therefore, we want to support our neighboring countries in Asia that are facing severe problems, especially with child stunting and wasting.

As stated in the 2016 World Health Statistics, 59 million out of the 156 million children affected worldwide by stunting live in Asia. In addition, 24 million children in Asia are struck by wasting, this being the...