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Spirulina was declared by the United Nations World Food Conference of 1974 as the best food for the future.
"There is a need for both national governments and inter-governmental organizations to re-evaluate the potential of Spirulina to fulfill both their own food security needs as well as a tool for their overseas development emergency response efforts" - The UN-Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Report on Spirulina 2008
"For WHO, Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food." - United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland June 8th, 1993
WHAT THE U.S. FDA SAYS ABOUT SPIRULINA:
Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. GRN 000127
WITHDRAWN 2ND COMMITTEE DRAFT SPIRULINA RESOLUTION OF 2005 THAT LED AS A FOLLOW UP TO REQUEST TO FAO TO PRODUCE A REPORT ON SPIRULINA: SEE THE FAO REPORT OF 2008 SHOWN ABOVE.
2016/17 (LATEST) REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL TO THE GENERAL-ASSEMBLY. (A/71/3) See Page 102-106 for the official list of Observer Inter-governmental Organisations designated by the Council under rule 79 of the rules of procedure for participation in the deliberations of the Council on questions within the scope of their activities.
IIMSAM-OBSERVER STATUS UN ECOSOC
Officials Records of the UN-ECOSOC-2003 Supplement N0.1(E-2003/99).
Granting Observer Status to IIMSAM.
ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS 1961
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969
Done at Vienna on 23 May 1969. Entered into force on 27 January 1980.
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331 Copyright © United Nations 2005
A/71/ Report of the Secretary-General
Dear Friends, Official Members and Supporting States, and Stakeholders,
I am most delighted to introduce you to the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM) that is honoured to have the opportunity to serve the international community in the capacity of an Inter-governmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, located at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York.
The linkage between nutrition and human development is well recognized and so is the significance of quality nutrition in public health. Malnutrition is by far the most important single cause of illness and death globally. The costs of malnutrition in terms of lost development and productivity are enormous. Even mild to moderate malnourishment in the womb reduces future cognitive development of a child. It has serious impacts on groups that have traditionally been marginalized such as women and the girl child. Nutrition plays a crucial role in the reproduction of poverty from one generation to the next and must be tackled on an immediate priority basis to secure the United Nations Development Goals 2015-2030.
Without the distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition, it is a fundamental right of everyone to be free from malnutrition and hunger; and have access to safe and nutritious food. Only when basic necessities are fulfilled will there be real progress. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health as the right of every human being cannot be realized unless there is a felt need for establishing equitable and sustainable food systems.
IIMSAM envisions raising the level of nutrition and improvement of public health through Spirulina- a micro-algae abundant in essential proteins, minerals and vitamins that can be easily assimilated by the human body. Spirulina's preventive and curative aspects; and inherent benefits of easy availability, accessibility, and affordability; make it an important policy tool of tremendous practical significance to enrich the human capital across the globe especially among the Developing and the Least Developed Countries.Read Full Statement ▶