WEBCAST and transcript of the Informal interactive civil society hearing on non-communicable diseases at the UN in New York

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 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:  Unofficial Transcript by IACFO:  

CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBCAST OF PART 2 (with our interventions)


 Click HERE for webcast of the whole event:



 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. 

(For an example of what Nestle considers to be  responsible marketing to children see this on the  Stanmark Project:

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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