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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

13/07/2020 - Updates for many countries have made it possible to estimate hunger in the world with greater accuracy this year. In particular, newly accessible data enabled the revision of the entire series of [...]

UNSCN Nutrition 45: Nutrition in a Digital World

09/07/2020 - UNSCN Nutrition 45 – Nutrition in a Digital World  This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition, examines the complexity of the digital world for improved nutrition. Digital technology, [...]

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting people’s food environments: a resource list on Food Systems and Nutrition responses

02/07/2020 - The current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted food systems around the world. Food environments are where people meet the food system. Around the world people’s food [...]

Nutrition News Issue 1 - 2020

24/06/2020 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to deliver Nutrition News providing a comprehensive overview of recent [...]

In Memory of Arne Oshaug 

22/06/2020 - We were saddened to hear about the passing of Arne Oshaug, a celebrated expert in the international nutrition community and forefather in the right to food agenda. Arne was a strong supporter of [...]

UNSG Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition

09/06/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from [...]

COVID-19 pandemic: The evolving impact on how people meet the food system

28/05/2020 - For more than two months now, the world has been living in semi-confinement and the world’s economy moving in slow motion due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Both the disease and the measures [...]

Stepping up effective school health and nutrition: a partnership for healthy learners and brighter futures

15/05/2020 - For the first time since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, UN and multilateral agencies from across health, education, agriculture, WASH, and social welfare sectors have [...]

2020 Global Nutrition Report

12/05/2020 - The 2020 Global Nutrition Report looks beyond global and national patterns, revealing significant inequalities in nutrition outcomes within countries and populations. Based on the best-available data, [...]

Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic

08/05/2020 - Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 8th April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global [...]

Global Report on Food Crises 2020

21/04/2020 - The Global Report on Food Crises is the result of a joint, consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity situations around the world by 16 partner organizations. It is facilitated by the Food [...]

2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems

07/04/2020 - Food systems are evolving quickly to meet growing and changing demand, but they are not serving everyone’s needs. IFPRI’s flagship report looks at the obstacles and opportunities as well [...]

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates — levels and trends – 2020 edition

01/04/2020 - The UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank inter-agency team update the joint global and regional estimates of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age each year. These estimates of prevalence and [...]

Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper

12/03/2020 - It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared. It is time to reflect back on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening an open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders [...]

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

11/03/2020 - This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as [...]

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Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification 8-13 November, 2020Bangkok, Thailand The fifth international meeting of the Micronutrient Forum will focus on research, implementation science and policy development on all aspects of micronutrients.…

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