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Mohamed Ag Bendech Honoured with the Distinguished Nutrition Award for Africa

The Africa Nutrition Society at the 7th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, held in Marrakech in October 2016, honoured Mohamed Ag Bendech; Senior Food and Nutrition Officer for FAO Regional [...]

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Obituary - Dr Leslie Burgess, Technical Secretary of the UNSCN 1978-1985

(11 August 1930 – 6 January 2017) All of us at the UNSCN offices were very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Leslie Burgess, the former Technical Secretary of the UNSCN. Henry Jacques Leslie [...]

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Call for Contributions – UNSCN News

Deadline 10 February 2017 The 2017 issue of UNSCN NEWS will focus on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025). Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in April 2015, the Decade serves as [...]

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Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

From the 20th of September to the 16th of October 2016, the UNSCN facilitated an online discussion to gather input on the question of how the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition could best achieve its [...]

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Compendium of Actions for Nutrition

The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (or CAN) is a facilitation resource to foster multi-sectoral dialogue at the country level. It presents over 40 possible actions to combat malnutrition, with [...]

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Fall 2016 UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

The Fall 2016 UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile of [...]

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UNSCN – A New Strategy, A New Focus

UNSCN is gearing up: News about the Decade of Action on Nutrition coincided with the finalization of the new Strategic Plan of UNSCN. UNSCN is pleased to be ready to support the UN system to ensure a [...]

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UN General Assembly proclaims the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

The UNGA proclaimed the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) on 1 April 2016. UNSCN, together with its members welcomes this important step towards mobilising action to eradicate [...]

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Obituary in Memory of Dr. Urban Jonsson

Dr. Urban Jonsson passed away on 8 March 2016, just a few days after his 72nd birthday. Urban Jonsson, a national of Sweden and resident of Tanzania, held a Ph.D. in Food Science with focus on [...]

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Secretary-General Appoints Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands as the Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.The Coordinator will work with [...]

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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

Nutrition in Protracted crisis – Breaking the vicious circle of malnutrition

16/12/2016 - Drawing on FAO technical experience, the guidance notes series supports implementation of the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA), endorsed by the [...]

Book – Caring About Hunger by George Kent

07/12/2016 - In a world of abundant resources and wealth, hunger cannot be understood simply as a problem of food production. It is also a matter of human relations. Hunger grows out of widespread indifference and [...]

Compendium of Actions for Nutrition

30/11/2016 - The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (or CAN) is a facilitation resource to foster multi-sectoral dialogue at the country level. It presents over 40 possible actions to combat malnutrition, with [...]

Fall 2016 UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

23/11/2016 - The Fall 2016 UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile of [...]

Trade, Food Security, and the 2030 Agenda

10/10/2016 - The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a ground-breaking new commitment for all countries: to end hunger and “all forms of malnutrition” by 2030. The new goals will [...]

Upcoming events

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development – “New thinking for a better world”

23/01/2017 - Bonn, Germany 1–3 March 2017 A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Global [...]

Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

23/01/2017 - Monday 17 July 2017 - Friday 21 July 2017, 09:00 to 17:00 Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK This five-day course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on [...]

Call for Applications - World Food System Summer School “Food Systems in Transition”

13/01/2017 - The ETH Zurich World Food System Center is pleased to announce the call for applications for this year’s: World Food System Summer School “Food Systems in Transition” to be [...]

Online discussions: Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda HLPE e-consultation on the Report’s scope, proposed by the HLPE Steering Committee

01/01/2017 - Online discussions: Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda HLPE e-consultation on the Report’s scope, proposed by [...]

Call for Contributions – UNSCN News

12/12/2016 - Deadline 10 February 2017  The 2017 issue of UNSCN NEWS will focus on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025). Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in April 2015, the Decade [...]