• Juergen Voegele, Senior Director at The World Bank, discusses the value of creating and sustaining an essential collaboration for food safety. As a novel partnership, the GFSP is delivering some promising results.
    15 Dec 2014
    Creating and Sustaining an Essential Partnership for Food Safety
    Juergen Voegele, Senior Director at The World Bank, discusses the value of creating and sustaining an essential collaboration for food safety. As a novel partnership, the GFSP is delivering some promising results.
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  • The Parliamentary Secretary for Health in Singapore unveiled a ground-breaking initiative on food advertising to children this September which was developed through a Public Private consortium. Recognising this inclusive approach to policy development, Singapore received the coveted Gold Standard Award last week for Policy Maker of the Year.
    11 Dec 2014
    Singapore Wins the Gold Standard Award for Policy Maker of the Year
    The Parliamentary Secretary for Health in Singapore unveiled a ground-breaking initiative on food advertising to children this September which was developed through a Public Private consortium. Recognising this inclusive approach to policy development, Singapore received the coveted Gold Standard Award last week for Policy Maker of the Year.
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  • Contributed by Corinne Sawers, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. This exclusive opinion editorial discusses how obesity is now a critical global issue with more than 2.1 billion people overweight or obese today. No single group in society can address obesity on their own, a multi-stakeholder initiative is needed.
    08 Dec 2014
    Multi-stakeholder Interventions Needed to Address Obesity
    Contributed by Corinne Sawers, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. This exclusive opinion editorial discusses how obesity is now a critical global issue with more than 2.1 billion people overweight or obese today. No single group in society can address obesity on their own, a multi-stakeholder initiative is needed.
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  • On 1 December, the ASEAN Business Club (ABC) submitted its ground-breaking Lifting-The-Barriers Initiative (LTBI) Report to Malaysia's Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed.  The report sets out the industry’s recommendations and vision for accelerating the removal of trade barriers in the region and calls on ASEAN leaders to work with the private sector to realise the full potential of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 and beyond. The report contains a thought-provoking chapter on the food & beverage industry that was researched and contributed by the ASEAN Food & Beverage Alliance (AFBA).
    01 Dec 2014
    AFBA Paves the Way towards Harmonised Food Standards in ASEAN
    On 1 December, the ASEAN Business Club (ABC) submitted its ground-breaking Lifting-The-Barriers Initiative (LTBI) Report to Malaysia's Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. The report sets out the industry’s recommendations and vision for accelerating the removal of trade barriers in the region and calls on ASEAN leaders to work with the private sector to realise the full potential of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 and beyond. The report contains a thought-provoking chapter on the food & beverage industry that was researched and contributed by the ASEAN Food & Beverage Alliance (AFBA).
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  • 19 – 21 November saw the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome. Jointly organised by FAO and WHO, representatives from various Governments, the private sector and civil society actively participated in this important meeting. One of the key discussions that emerged was that multi-stakeholder partnerships are key to tackling global nutritional challenges.
    25 Nov 2014
    Partnerships Crucial to Tackle Global Nutritional Challenges
    19 – 21 November saw the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome. Jointly organised by FAO and WHO, representatives from various Governments, the private sector and civil society actively participated in this important meeting. One of the key discussions that emerged was that multi-stakeholder partnerships are key to tackling global nutritional challenges.
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  • The number of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Asia has increased rapidly in the past ten years. FTAs eliminate tariffs and import quotas on most (if not all) goods traded between the member countries. Under FTAs, countries agree to offer preferential terms for businesses in partner or member countries.
    17 Nov 2014
    A Guide to Free Trade Agreements in Asia
    The number of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Asia has increased rapidly in the past ten years. FTAs eliminate tariffs and import quotas on most (if not all) goods traded between the member countries. Under FTAs, countries agree to offer preferential terms for businesses in partner or member countries.
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  • Food Safety was high on the agenda at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Beijing this week. They acknowledged the efforts of the industry-backed APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF) and endorsed the APEC Action Agenda on Advertising Standards and Practice Development, which extols the concept of industry self-regulation.
    14 Nov 2014
    APEC Leaders Endorse Public-Private Actions on Food Safety and Advertising
    Food Safety was high on the agenda at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Beijing this week. They acknowledged the efforts of the industry-backed APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF) and endorsed the APEC Action Agenda on Advertising Standards and Practice Development, which extols the concept of industry self-regulation.
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