On September 24-25, 2015, the IGN and UNICEF held a consultative workshop for countries in the CEE/CIS (Central and Eastern Europe/ Commonwealth of Independent States) Region on "Sustainable prevention of iodine deficiency and achievement of optimal iodine nutrition"
in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Workshop's aims were as follows:
The Almaty Workshop was attended by 50 participants from 10 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Participants included Government officials (Ministries of Health, Sanitary-Epidemiological and Consumer Protection Services), health and nutrition experts, salt industry representatives, as well as UNICEF and IGN representatives from the CEE/CIS Region.