Themes | Mobilising
foremost, WBW is aimed at stimulating efforts among all breastfeeding
advocates, governments and relevant agencies to generate public
awareness and support for breastfeeding. It also serves as a platform
to unify breastfeeding groups within the breastfeeding movement
while linking with those other issue groups outside the movement.
is the commemoration of the Innocenti Declaration on 1st August.
The Innocenti Declaration was adopted by 32 governments and 10
United Nations and other international agencies. The focus of
the themes on the Innocenti targets has rallied global support
for the various targets over the years.
the official dates for WBW is on 1-7 August, some countries have
chosen to celebrate national breastfeeding week on another date
to increase public participation and media attention. Switzerland,
Norway, UK, and the Netherlands organise their breastfeeding campaign
on the 40th week (in October) since most people are on holiday
in August. Other European countries like Germany, Luxembourg,
Belgium and France, however, have kept to August.
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for Breastfeeding Action
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals
& organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO
in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
more information, contact:
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10850 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-658 4816
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