Informal interactive civil society hearing on non-communicable diseases at the UN in New York 16th June 2011
Click here for: Civil Society Hearing Report
CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBCAST OF PART 2 (with our interventions)
CLICK HERE for the list of participants at the meeting:
Here are a few of the key sections of the webcast:
Part 1 (Before lunch)
1:31 – addresses vested interests in the latter part of his statement.
1.59 - 2.09 Dr Tom Frieden, (USA) Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention
2.25 Dr Louise Kantrow (USA) International Chamber of Commerce - advocates partnerships and voluntary measures.
Part 2 (After lunch)
6.00 - 10.56 Patricia Lambert Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (South Africa) Brilliant presentation laying out the importance of legislation and government leadership and the risks of corporate influence.
39 - 41 Louise Kantrow ICC again
57.30 Bill Jeffrey IACFO - Great presentation on Codex, the inadequacy of voluntary pledges and how they are promoted, with good example of salt
1.18-1.22 Patti Rundall - Baby Milk Action/IBFAN - Concerns about commercial infuence on Policy setting and the statement
2.16-2.20 Janet Voute Nestle/international Food and Beverage Alliance (https://www.ifballiance.org/) Basically an advert for IFBA in which Janet mentions all ten member companies by name (Nestle, Coke, Pepsi etc) and describes IFBA's 'responsible advertising and marketing to children initiatives' and the need for partnerships.
Nestle advertising to children
Airport passengers in Geneva, home of the World Health Organization, have been treated to a novel idea: a children's play area festooned with advertising for Cailller chocolate confectionery (see picture, taken March 2011). We wondered if Cailler had made any committments on marketing to children, but their website www.cailler.ch has no hint of a policy on the issue. Nor does the website indicate that, since 1929, Cailler has been owned by Swiss food giant Nestle.
Nestle claims that, from late 2008, it has a global policy:
· No advertising or marketing activity to be directed to children under 6;
· Advertising for children from 6 to 12 to be restricted to products with a nutritional profile which helps children achieve a healthy balanced diet.
But then Nestle adds that 'marketing to children' means, in the company's view, 'marketing activity where adult supervision is not present'. So that's all right then. They needn't stop at airports - why not get into schools?
But look here - Nestle is in schools promoting sweetened breakfast cereals. See how the company sponsors school events branded with their cereal Koko Krunch at http://bit.ly/kUiUi4
and how they have donated 43,000 boxes of KoKo Krunch to a school-based feeding programme in the Philippines, http://bit.ly/lgzvUe .
see also: http://www.worldlungfoundation.org/ht/display/ArticleDetails/i/17799
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