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).


For the first time WABA is organising GBPF that is open to participation of the wider network allowing for greater networking among participants and the Core Partner organisations – ABM, IBFAN, ILCA, LLLI and Wellstart International. In line with the 20th anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration, the event will open with a celebration of 20 years of action and achievements around the Innocenti as well as reviewing the gaps and areas still needing attention and a strategic response. This will be followed by a two-day technical meeting/forum on the topic Enabling Mothering: Keeping mothers and babies together, focusing on the expanded BFHI and maternity protection and support for working women. (Note that the business meeting of the Core Partners will take place on 20 October 2010, and is by invitation only).

The three day event draws on elements of the WABA Global Forum III event originally planned for Quebec City in June 2010, the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaigns past and present, the World Breastfeeding Trends initiative (WBTi) and others. We will have plenary and workshop sessions as well as exhibition and other open spaces for the creative arts and celebration!

All WABA friends are welcome to participate and have a space to share your work, resources and creativity. It will be a mother-father/family friendly, gender sensitive event!


  • USD250.00 – Early bird by 31 May, 2010
  • USD350.00 – from 1 May 2010 onwards
  • USD400.00 – from 10 October 2010 and on site registration (cash terms only)

Registration fee includes three lunches, six refreshment breaks, a welcome reception and a celebratory dinner party, and conference materials. Registration fee does not include accommodation. You will need to make your own reservations directly with the hotel and quote “WABA” to obtain the special rates. To register, please click here

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The objectives of the event are:

  • To foster greater collaboration with WABA’s Core Partners and other participants to plan and advance the common vision and strategic direction of the breastfeeding movement

  • To share new technical knowledge and programmatic updates in the areas of the expanded BFHI and maternity protection

  • To celebrate the Innocenti 20 years through creative and other means

  • To work towards World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2011

UNICEF Message, Breastfeeding Forum 2010

UNICEF has been a key partner with WABA since it's inception in 1991. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia, Mr. Hans Olsen shares a message for the WABA Global Breastfeeding Partners Forum held in October, 2010.

Oh Malaysia by Anneke Gronloh

Anneke Gronloh was born in Celebes (Indonesia). She moved to The Netherlands at an early age. Her first four singles (Brandend Zand, Paradiso, Soerabaja and Cimeroni) all became No. 1 in the Netherlands in 1962 and 1963. She represented and sang the Dutch entry for the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest, Jij Bent Mijn Leven (The Netherlands was the first country to send a singer of non-European ancestry). Anneke toured Indonesia and SE-Asia region regularly and recorded Oh Malaysia! (a remake of Brandend Zand in celebration of the newly formed Federation of Malaysia) and other popular Malay songs like Boeroeng kaka, Nina bobo, O Papa Oja, Bengawan solo and Buka Pintu.

Let's reminisce and pray for the return of those good old days of our 1 True Malaysia when we lived in peace and harmony, irrespective of race, colour or creed.......we were then very proud to be Malaysians!!

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