Item 3: JST Health

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

As delivered by Brazil on behalf of FPGH.

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I have the honor to speak in the name of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (FPGH), a group comprising Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand.

Over the past 10 years, the FPGH initiative has stood out in promoting greater synergy between Foreign Policy and Global Health, mainly through an annual resolution at the UNGA.

For 2018, the theme chosen for our initiatives is nutrition.

Food security and nutrition should also be understood and analyzed through a human rights perspective. The right to adequate food and the right to the highest attainable standard of health are interdependent and mutually reinforcing and must be promoted, protected and fulfilled.

 The realization of both rights are also closely interlinked with the achievement of the goals of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture, and of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, as established  by the 2030 Agenda.

The human rights framework offers a meaningful contribution to a sustained, concerted and coherent response to the root causes of, and factors leading to, hunger and malnutrition.

We invite all delegations and stakeholders to engage with us in these efforts, which we hope can raise awareness, mobilize political support and stimulate other countries and partners to advance in this area, towards achieving “healthier lives through better nutrition”, our motto for 2018.