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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

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 [...]

HarvestPlus commits to the Nutrition Decade

26/02/2018 - 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 [...]

UNSCN commits to the Nutrition Decade

15/02/2018 - 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 [...]

FAO Technical Note: Trade and Nutrition

13/02/2018 - The relationship between trade, food security and nutrition is attracting growing attention within the trade and development agendas. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cite trade as an [...]

Upcoming events

World Bank Spring Meetings

16/04/2018 - 16-22 April 2018, Washington, DC The Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) bring together central bankers, ministers of [...]

World Food Prize

01/05/2018 - The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain.Fields of achievement [...]

World Health Assembly

21/05/2018 - 21–26 May 2018,  Geneva (Switzerland) The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]