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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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Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

The online consultation to help elaborate the Work Programme for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now live! We invite you to join the discussion and share the actions and actors that you [...]

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UNSCN – A new Strategy and a new Focus

UNSCN is gearing up: last week’s 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 [...]

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General Assembly proclaims the Decade of Action on Nutrition

Today, 1st of April, the GA has proclaimed the Decade of Action on Nutrition, 2016-2025. 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 March 8th, 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 (SUN) Movement

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

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UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition settled in the FAO premises in Rome

Dear Reader, We are pleased to inform you that, since January 1st, the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) has officially settled in the FAO premises in Rome, where it all started [...]

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IPES-FOOD e-consultation: please contribute!

Call for contributions: Launch of IPES-Food e-consultation on agroecological transitions The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) today opened a call for [...]

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Climate change and food systems: global assessments and implications for food security and trade

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN has launched a publication "Climate change and food systems: global assessments and implications for food security and trade" collecting the findings of [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

30/09/2016 - The online consultation to help elaborate the Work Programme for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now live! We invite you to join the discussion and share the actions and actors that you [...]

Publication - Food Systems and diets: Facing the challenge of the 21st century

30/09/2016 - The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition commissioned publication Food Systems and diets: Facing the challenge of the 21st century is a comprehensive overview of the ongoing [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Nutrition Impact Assessment Tool

02/09/2016 - Outcomes and processes for accountability are sorely needed for assessing the impact of food systems policies on nutrition. The Framework for Action includes an adopted set of recommendations on [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Investments for Healthy Food Systems

01/09/2016 - In the ICN2 Rome Declaration in Commitment 15- Member States committed to ‘increase investments for effective interventions and actions to improve people's diets and nutrition, including in [...]