Our policy & public affairs strategy

We aim to progress the development and implementation of effective policies worldwide to help people reduce their risk of cancer and other non-communicable diseases

Our Policy and Public Affairs strategy focuses on two main goals:

  • The wider implementation of more effective policies to enable individuals to follow our Cancer Prevention Recommendations.
  • To move cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) up the international health policy agenda.

We focus on providing evidence informed policy recommendations to encourage national and international policymakers to take comprehensive policy action in areas related to diet, weight and physical activity.

To this end we have developed the NOURISHING policy framework, which highlights where governments need to take action to promote healthier diets and reduce obesity.

Our policy and public affairs work supports policymakers to achieve the targets and strategies adopted during the Second International Conference on Nutrition (2014), the targets in the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs (2013–2020) and the Sustainable Development Goals within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

To achieve our goals, our strategy includes 4 key priorities:

  1. Advancing the evidence for policy
  2. Building relationships with our target audience
  3. Engaging with other civil society organisations
  4. Communicating our work globally

Our full strategy can be read here.