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MI celebrates 25 years of impact!
2017 marks a significant milestone for the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Posted on January 23, 2017
OTTAWA, CANADA ― 2017 marks a significant milestone for the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Created in 1992 as Canada’s response to malnutrition following the World Summit for Children, MI has grown from a three-person Secretariat based at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to a leading global nutrition organization with offices in 10 countries around the world.
Many of MI’s accomplishments over the years have had a major impact on improving nutrition around the world. Here are a few highlights:
The 25th anniversary will be celebrated all year long through special events, digital communications activities and more.
To discover more about MI’s achievements over the past 25 years, visit our interactive timeline.
“Nutrition holds the key to unlocking the human potential of millions of people, especially women, adolescent girls and children. It is the difference between attending school and learning there, between giving birth to a child and giving her life, and between fighting a disease and surviving it.
MI was created as an act of solidarity with malnourished people and has grown from a small Canadian start-up into a global nutrition organization reaching 500 million vulnerable people every year. As we reach our 25th anniversary and reflect on the lives we have changed, we are proud of Canada’s longstanding leadership and commitment to nutrition globally.
We know there is much to be done, and that there remains great need – but we are also excited about the road ahead, and by the potential there is to transform the status quo for the world’s most vulnerable – not for profit, or power – but because it is the right thing to do for our fellow human beings.”
-MI President and CEO, Joel Spicer