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UNSCN Knowledge Management Survey

Over the past five years, UNSCN has published a range of papers (visit our Resources library here). We have prepared a short survey to collect your feedback on some of these documents [...]

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

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 [...]

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Merger of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the UN Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN)

Dear partners and colleagues,I am writing to you as the ad interim Chair of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) to provide you with an update on the merger of the UN Network for [...]

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 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 [...]

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UNSCN Nutrition 45: Nutrition in a Digital World

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, [...]

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Nutrition News Issue 1 - 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 [...]

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In Memory of Arne Oshaug 

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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.

Latest resources

UNSCN Knowledge Management Survey

02/11/2020 - Over the past five years, UNSCN has published a range of papers (visit our Resources library here). We have prepared a short survey to collect your feedback on some of these documents [...]

WHO Bulletin Call for Papers: Behavioural and Social Sciences for Better Health

26/10/2020 - Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2020 What drives people towards tobacco use? What prevents people from doing physical exercise or adopting preventive measures during a pandemic? What [...]

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

19/10/2020 - 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 [...]

The UN Food System Summit

19/10/2020 - In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will [...]

Children Eating Well: Healthy Diets Within Planetary Boundaries - Report of the Children Eating Well (CHEW) strategic workshop

02/10/2020 - The report Diets of children and adolescents: Unlocking gains for human and planetary health summarizes the outcomes of a strategic meeting by UNICEF and EAT in Oslo, March 2020.   [...]

Upcoming events

Webinar series - Nutrition in a Digital World

05/11/2020 - 5 November 2020 - Episode 119 November 2020 - Episode 2 3 December 2020 - Episode 3  (Register Here )17 December 2020 - Episode 4 (Registration link coming soon) Event flyer The [...]

3rd Global Conference of the SFS Programme: Achieving the SDGs through food systems transformation - on the road to the Food Systems Summit 2021

25/11/2020 - 25, 26, 27, 30 November and 1, 3 December 2020 Register here The 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme will be held virtually. The purpose of this 3rd [...]

MDD-W: From Collection to Action

25/11/2020 - 25 November 2020, 14:00 to 16.30 (CET) Register here: https://ec4nut.blumm.it/event/ar/5/mdd-w-from-collection-to-action-25-11-2020 (open until 23 November 2020) The high-level policy [...]

Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork

01/12/2020 - 1 December, 14:00-17:00 (CET)Register here Resetting the future of food is possible and with this aim, on December 1st, during an international online dialogue, the Barilla Foundation and Food [...]

The New Nutrition Reality: Time to Recognize and Tackle the Double Burden of Malnutrition!

01/12/2020 - Tuesday, December 01, 2020 | 09:30 am to 11:15 am (EST) Register here and watch online at IFPRI's event page The world is facing a new nutrition reality in which persistent undernutrition [...]