|First Report on the World Nutrition Situation (ACC/SCN, 1987, 78 p.)|
The compilation, analysis, and presentation of the data contained in this report involved a large number of people, from the UN agencies, as consultants to the ACC/SCN, from the Advisory Group on Nutrition (AGN), and from the research community.
The first draft of this report was prepared for the 13th Session of the ACC/SCN in March 1987. For this, Ms. G. Rothe and Ms. K. Test (SCN consultants) compiled and analyzed data, in collaboration with staff of FAO and WHO. Ideas for this first draft were provided by D. Casley, B. Edmonston, G. Eele, and J. Haaga. Comments incorporated into the present version were made by members of the AGN, and representatives of FAO, UNICEF, and WHO.
This final version was put together by Ms. K. Test, with analytical advice from Dr. B. Edmonston. Staff of FAO Statistics Division contributed greatly throughout to the food-related statistical analysis and text. Dr. Chen Chung-Ming (AGN) contributed section 2.7 on China. Dr. M. Lotfi (SCN consultant) prepared much of section 3 on micronutrients. J. Gorstein (WHO consultant) supplied additional information on anthropometry. A. Kelly (SCN) did the analysis for the Appendix. G. Thomas gave editorial assistance, O. Bolbol did the graphics, Ms. N. Kelly helped with final presentation, and Ms. W. Idun-Mensah handled the word processing.
The AGN provided initial guidance on concepts, and support throughout.
This final document, as agreed at the SCN 13th Session, was reviewed by representatives from FAO, WHO, and UNICEF; members of the AGN; and Dr. R. Martorell (Stanford University) as consultant.
John B. Mason
19 November 1987