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Spirulina The Amazing Algae


Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon Promote Fight Against Childhood Malnutrition


Video of IIMSAM`s Secretary-General Statement to the UN CSD IIMSAM

What The UN Says About Spirulina:

  • "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
  • Spirulina- was declared by the United Nations World Food Conference of 1974 as the best food for the future.

Dear Friends, Official Members and Supporting States, and Stakeholders,

IIMSAM's-Secretary-General Ambassador H.E. Remigio Maradona and Secretary-General of United Nations
H.E. Ban Ki Moon

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 a Permanent 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 Millennium Development Goals.

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.

We seek to build genuine and viable partnerships with the state and non-state actors, institutions and individuals to make them a willing and an active stakeholder in our aspirations and mission to eradicate malnutrition, attain global food security and bridge the health divide. As an entity that supports the UN Global Compact, IIMSAM is confident that businesses and the economic society, as part of their Global Social Responsibility would play a leading role in our endeavor to root out the scourge of malnutrition from the world.

On behalf of IIMSAM, I am most pleased to invite you to join our IIMSAM Mandate to eradicate and endeavor to sensitize the global community of the urgent need of ending acute malnutrition and actuate collective efforts for the same by mainstreaming the use of Spirulina. Your support of our initiatives would help save the lives of almost forty-thousand children that suffer and perish every day from acute malnutrition. It would also empower the lives of almost a billion that are affected negatively by malnutrition worldwide.

Despite being a young organization, IIMSAM has developed an identity of its own. Through many modalities and in many contexts, IIMSAM has consistently raised substantive issues that are close to its core within the United Nations Economic and Social Council agenda to promote the use of Spirulina against malnutrition and make it a key-driver to achieve global food security and bridge the health divide.

IIMSAM aspires to be a catalyst for real progress in the fight against malnutrition, combining the enthusiasm and idealism of the young with the wisdom and grace of the more seasoned, consequently garnering the talents and abilities of those from around the globe, whom may want to join us and are in compatibility and willing to work in support of the UN system, in common pursuit of the principles and goals embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, as well as commitment to the principles and praxis of universality and multilateralism through the UN system.

Your support is most crucial in our continued imperative work within the United Nations System and across the globe to realize a world free of malnutrition and hunger.

Ambassador Remigio M. Maradona
Secretary General
IIMSAM Intergovernmental Observer to the
United Nations Economic and Social Council

Under Rule 79 Rules/Procedures & ECOSOC Resolution 2003/212 dated 5th of March 2003



United Nations-Resolution 68/177.
Adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013:
The right to food:
El derecho a la alimentación: Le droit à l'alimentation: الحق في الغذاء
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3. Considers it intolerable that, as estimated by the United Nations Children’s Fund, more than one third of the children who die every year before the age of 5 die from hunger-related illness, that, as estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 842 million people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger and that an additional 1 billion people are suffering from serious malnutrition, including as a result of the global food crisis, while, according to the latter organization, the planet could produce enough food to feed everyone around the world;

قرﺭاﺍرﺭ اﺍلأممﻡ اﺍلمتحدﺩةﺓ اﺍلجمعﯾﻳة اﺍلعامة رﺭقمﻡ

اﺍلقرﺭاﺍرﺭ اﺍلخاصﺹ بالحقﻕ في اﺍلغذﺫاﺍء ﯾﻳقوﻭلﻝ: نرﺭىﻯ أﺃنﮫﻪ منﻥ غﯾﻳرﺭ اﺍلمقبوﻭلﻝ أﺃنﮫﻪ،٬ كما قدﺩرﺭ منﻥ قبلﻝ منظﻅمة اﺍلأغذﺫﯾﻳة وﻭ اﺍلزﺯرﺭاﺍعة اﺍلتابعة للأممﻡ اﺍلمتحدﺩةﺓ،٬ عدﺩدﺩ اﺍلأشخاصﺹ اﺍلذﺫﯾﻳنﻥ ﯾﻳعانوﻭنﻥ منﻥ سوﻭء اﺍلتغذﺫﯾﻳة اﺍلمزﺯمنﻥ ﯾﻳصلﻝ لحوﻭاﺍلي 842 ملﯾﻳوﻭنﻥ في جمﯾﻳع أﺃنحاء اﺍلعالمﻡ،٬ وﻭ ﯾﻳعاني نحوﻭ ملﯾﻳارﺭ منﻥ اﺍلناسﺱ منﻥ سوﻭء اﺍلتغذﺫﯾﻳة،٬ نتﯾﻳجة لأزﺯمة اﺍلغذﺫاﺍء اﺍلعالمﯾﻳة،٬ في حﯾﻳنﻥ،٬ وﻭفقا للمنظﻅمة ذﺫاﺍتﮭﻬا،٬ أﺃنﻥ اﺍلأرﺭضﺽ ﯾﻳمكنﻥ أﺃنﻥ تنتج منﻥ اﺍلغذﺫاﺍء ما ﯾﻳكفي لإطﻁعامﻡ كلﻝ فرﺭدﺩ في جمﯾﻳع أﺃنحاء


3. Considera intolerable que, según estimaciones del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, de los niños que mueren cada año antes de cumplir los 5 años, más de un tercio mueren a causa de enfermedades relacionadas con el hambre y que, según estimaciones de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, unos 842 millones de personas en todo el mundo padezcan hambre crónica y que otros 1.000 millones de personas padezcan malnutrición grave, incluso como resultado de la crisis alimentaria mundial, cuando el planeta, según esta Organización, podría producir alimentos suficientes para toda la población mundial.

3. Juge intolérable que, d'après les estimations du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance, plus du tiers des enfants qui meurent chaque année avant l'àge de5 ans décèdent de maladies liées à la faim, que, selon l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, le monde compte maintenant quelque 842 millions de personnes souffrant de faim chronique et que 1 milliard d'autres souffrent de malnutrition grave, notamment par suite de la crise alimentaire mondiale, alors que la planète pourrait produire de quoi nourrir la totalité de ses habitants.