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Nutrition News - December 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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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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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

FAO Policy Guidance Note #12: Food systems for healthy diets

14/01/2019 - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results This guidance note supports the use of a comprehensive food systems approach (rather than a sectoral approach) and gives [...]

Sight and Life and WFP Supplement: Scaling up Rice Fortification in West Africa

19/12/2018 - In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every [...]

Nutrition News - December 2018

18/12/2018 - 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 Double Burden of Malnutrition: Crisis and Opportunity

10/12/2018 - Sight and Life Magazine on the Double Burden of Malnutrition now availableCurrently, 38 million children are obese worldwide, compared with 151 million children stunted, and childhood obesity is [...]

A healthy diet sustainably produced - WHO Information sheet

10/12/2018 - A safe and healthy diet contributes to an optimal state of health and protects against all forms of malnutrition. It also reduces the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and promotes a strong [...]

Upcoming events

HLPE eConsultation - Global Narrative towards 2030

03/12/2018 - Open until 21 January 2019. During its 45th Plenary Session (15-20 October 2018), the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested its High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and [...]

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 [...]

Promoting youth and women engagement and employment in food systems across the rural-urban continuum

04/02/2019 - 04 Feb 2019, 09:30 - 17:00 (CET)FAO HQ, Green RoomRome, Italy Over the next 15 years, it is estimated that about 1.6 billion people will reach working age in low and middle-income [...]

2nd Global Conference on the One Planet: Sustainable Food Systems Programme

05/02/2019 - 5-7 FebruarySan Jose, Costa Rica The Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the UN One Planet network (10YFP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership with the aim to accelerate the shift towards [...]

4th International Congress Hidden Hunger "Hidden hunger and the transformation of food systems: How to combat the double burden of malnutrition?"

27/02/2019 - February 27 - March 1, 2019 University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart (Germany) The 4th Congress Hidden Hunger is a continuation of the successful, international event series "Congress Hidden [...]