World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

Organization's name: World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
Organization's acronym: WABA
Headquarters address  
Address: No.7,Persiaran Mas
Georgetown, 11700
Phone: 60-4-6584816
Fax: 60-4-6572655
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals

Social Development:
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth
Geographic scope: International
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2004
Organizational structure: The WABA General Assembly plays a larger role in policy making and has the right to vote on the Steering Committee members. The WABA General Assembly consist of: Steering Committee Core Partners Regional Focal Points Task Force Coordinators and Co-Coordinators International Advisory Council (non-voting except for co-chairs) Working groups (non-voting members)
Number and type of members: 1200+ endorsers (Organisation and Individual members)
Funding structure:
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Workers and trade unions
  • Children and youth
  • Women

Social Development

Publications: World Breastfeeding Week Action Folder - yearly

Other UN Entities

Accreditation with other UN Entities:
  • DPI