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Winter 2018 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Winter 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 profile [...]

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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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UNSCN commits to the Nutrition Decade

UNGA Resolution 70/259 declared on 1 April 2016 called on UNSCN’s coordinating function to support the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025). From the start, UNSCN [...]

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Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework

The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nation Country Teams (UNCTs) with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), using a [...]

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UNICEF commits to the Nutrition Decade

UNICEF is committed to support the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition through the implementation of its Strategic Plan 2018-2021. The Strategic Plan reflects UNICEF’s new ambition for Maternal and [...]

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WHO commits to the Nutrition Decade

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 [...]

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OCHA commits to the Nutrition Decade

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, [...]

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UNSCN Discussion Paper - Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition

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 [...]

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The World Food Crisis: The Way Out

The 2017 edition of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch marks the tenth anniversary of the publication by taking stock of the past decade and looking into the challenges and opportunities [...]

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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

UNICEF First Food Series for Young Children - A Video Series on Complementary Feeding

24/05/2018 - These series of videos cover the best practices of when, what and how to feed the first foods to young children aged 6–23 months. Using real home feeding situations in Kenya, [...]

FAO-IFPRI Launch of the Global Food Policy Report 2018

08/05/2018 - How can the global food system deliver food security for all in the face of the radical changes taking place today? The 2018 Global Food Policy Report is a major flagship report of the International [...]

Policy brief launch:

18/04/2018 - 18 April 2018, 14.15 - 16.15, FAO HQ (Rome) FAO and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition are delighted to invite you to the launch of the policy brief: "Improving [...]

Field Exchange - Issue 57

16/04/2018 - This is a general issue that features, for the second year running, a special section that shares key outputs of Action Against Hunger’s Research for Nutrition Conference held in November 2017. [...]

Winter 2018 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

27/03/2018 - The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Winter 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 profile [...]

Upcoming events

Expert Group Meeting linking nutrition with the SDGs

19/06/2018 - 19-20 June 2018, UN HQ New York  UNSCN is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) linking nutrition with the SDGs that are under review in 2018: SDG6, SDG7, SDG11, SDG12 and SDG15. The main [...]

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week

25/06/2018 - 25 - 29 June 2018, Accra (Ghana). The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a [...]

From healthy waters to healthy people

05/07/2018 - Rome, 5 July 2018, FAO Headquarters Sheikh Zayed Centre, 09.30–14.30 The meeting is the first official meeting of the informal Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Oceans and [...]

The Congress FOOD 2030: Towards sustainable agri-food systems

05/09/2018 - 5-6 September 2018 University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany The Congress FOOD 2030: Towards sustainable agri-food systems is one of the major events to mark the 200th anniversary of the [...]

World Food Day 2018 - Zero Hunger

16/10/2018 - World Food Day 2018 will mark the 73rd anniversary of FAO’s founding. One of the most celebrated days in the UN calendar, events organized by FAO country offices, governments, local [...]