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Strengthening Food-based Approaches To Reduce Iron Deficiency

05/12/2017 - 5 December 2017, 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST | 14:00 CEST | 17:30 IST Iron deficiency is one of the primary causes of anemia, a condition that affects over 1.5 billion people globally. Policymakers who want [...]

Healthy diets for all: A key to meeting the SDGs - Global Panel Policy Brief No. 10

20/11/2017 - The policy brief "Healthy diets for all: A key to meeting the SDGs" is a call to action for policymakers at all levels to recognise the central role of high-quality diets and nutrition in [...]

SISN webinar - Why Invest in IR?

08/11/2017 - 28 November 2017, 11am – 12pm EST Join an expert panel of speakers chaired by Dr Gretel Pelto, Graduate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, to discuss the [...]

Global Nutrition Report 2017 - Nourishing the SDGs

04/11/2017 - A better nourished world is a better world. Yet the 2017 Global Nutrition Report shows that, despite the significant steps the world has taken towards improving nutrition and associated health burdens [...]

IFPRI Seminar: Climate resilience, sustainable food systems and healthy diets: Can we have it all?

17/10/2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EDT) IFPRI  | 1201 Eye St. NW  | 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 The upcoming COP23 will focus attention on how to achieve the [...]

WHO commits to the Nutrition Decade

12/10/2017 - The WHO’s commitment to the Nutrition Decade is based on the WHO Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025. This innovative strategy aims to define the unique value of WHO for advancing [...]

OCHA commits to the Nutrition Decade

12/10/2017 - As a convener and global leader in humanitarian response and coordination, OCHA proudly commits to the Decade of Action on Nutrition. Working through its five core functions of coordination, [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition

05/10/2017 - Given the changing circumstances in the nutrition landscape, there is a need to reassess and reiterate the role of the schools in improving health and nutritional status of children. This discussion [...]

HLPE Report #12 - Nutrition and Food Systems

26/09/2017 - At its 42nd session in October 2015, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to prepare a report on Nutrition and [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

15/09/2017 - Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing all nations today leading to not only environmental but also economic and social consequences. It has increased the risk of weather-related [...]

Fill the Nutrient Gap: Identifying Context-specific Solutions to Improve Nutrition across Food, Health and Social Protection Systems

10/09/2017 - 19-21 September 2017 Advancing national multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programming can greatly benefit from an assessment of opportunities and challenges for meeting nutrient requirements of [...]

Guidance Note for UN Humanitarian Coordinators - Integrated multi-sectoral nutrition actions to achieve global and national nutrition-related SDG targets, particularly in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS)

21/08/2017 - As evidenced today, more than ever before, malnutrition is rampant in emergency situations. Globally, many of those who are affected by wars, civil unrests and natural disasters are also suffering [...]

WaterAid commits to the Nutrition Decade

14/07/2017 - WaterAid stands ready to work in partnership with national governments to contribute towards the success of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, and in support of country-led action plans. In [...]

WFP commits to the Nutrition Decade

03/07/2017 - Considering the World Food Programme (WFP)'s wide-ranging role in nutrition and expertise in food security analysis, significant contributions to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition will be made [...]

Summer 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

21/06/2017 - The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017 Edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile [...]

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3rd International Conference on Global Food Security: Global Challenges, Local Solutions and Connected Pathways In association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape. The five core conference themes reflect an integrated approach to…

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