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Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition - Edition 44

Open until 10 JANUARY 2019 UNSCN Nutrition is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN, previously entitled UNSCN News. The 2019 edition will focus on food environments to enable [...]

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Nutrition News - November 2018

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

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Home-Grown School Feeding Resource Framework

This Resource framework is intended as a guidance tool for stakeholders involved in programme design, implementation and monitoring of Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes and the related policy and [...]

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Obituary in Memory of Dr. John Mason

The illustrious career of John Mason We are very sad to learn of the passing away of John Beverly Mason. He died on the 28th of August 2018, at the age of 74, after bravely battling cancer for years. [...]

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UNSCN News 43 - Advancing equity, equality and non-discrimination in food systems: Pathways to reform

Inherent barriers exist in food systems that prevent people from overcoming persistent and intergenerational malnutrition and poverty. To overcome these barriers and ensure that no one is left behind, [...]

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UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 2, 2018

The second issue of the UNSCN Quarterly Update for 2018 provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the [...]

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A Child Rights-Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policy Makers

Evidence gathered over the past 20 years indicates that marketing of unhealthy food is a key contributor to the growing rates of child overweight. New marketing channels, ever-evolving techniques, and [...]

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UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 1, 2018

The UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 1, 2018 edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the [...]

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UNSCN Formal Report to ECOSOC - 2018

In April 2017, UNSCN's annual reporting lines to ECOSOC were re-established. As a result, UNSCN submitted a report to the 2018 ECOSOC session in February 2018. This action re-affirms [...]

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HarvestPlus commits to the Nutrition Decade

HarvestPlus is deeply committed under the Nutrition Decade to working with partners to meet the bigger goal of diversifying diets. For HarvestPlus, this commitment means leveraging this decade to [...]

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What is UNSCN

The UNSCN is a dedicated platform where UN agencies can have an open, substantive and constructive dialogue on nutrition strategies and initiatives. It is also a place where UN agencies can design joint global approaches, and align their positions and actions when addressing the multi-faceted and evolving nutrition challenges as they arise. As an established and respected forum for facilitating dialogue, UNSCN is well placed to act as a catalyst for sharing their knowledge, best practice and cutting edge information, among its members and with other stakeholders.

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Global nutrition policy review 2016-2017

27/11/2018 - Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive [...]

UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade

05/11/2018 - UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade: Programming with and for Adolescents provides an overview of the strategic direction UNICEF will assume to advance children’s quality of [...]

A4NH 2017 Annual Report

05/11/2018 - The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) 2017 Annual Report report highlights the program's accomplishments and activities during the first year of its second [...]

Nutrition News - November 2018

05/11/2018 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

The Safe Food Imperative : Accelerating Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

24/10/2018 - Food safety hazards are increasingly being recognized as a major public health problem worldwide, yet among developing countries, there is limited understanding of the wider-ranging socio-economic [...]

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Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition - Edition 44

14/11/2018 - Open until 10 January 2019 UNSCN Nutrition is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN, previously entitled UNSCN News. The 2019 edition will focus on food environments to enable [...]

eConsultation: Towards a Common Understanding of Sustainable Food Systems

06/12/2018 - Deadline: 12 December 2018 The Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the UN One Planet Network has launched the online consultation Towards a common understanding of Sustainable Food Systems. [...]

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

07/12/2018 - Deadline: 28 February 2019 FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit nominations for the International Innovation Award for [...]

International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions

10/12/2018 - 10–13 December 2018, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna (Austria) The double burden of malnutrition (DBM) is characterized by the coexistence of undernutrition (stunting, wasting, vitamin and mineral [...]

When the City Does the Feeding: The Role of Local Governance in Urban Food Security

11/12/2018 - Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST hosted by the Center For Strategic & International Studies  For 25 years, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has been an unsung hero in the [...]