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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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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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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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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

Home-Grown School Feeding Resource Framework

11/10/2018 - 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 [...]

Independent Civil Society Report on the use and implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines

04/10/2018 - The CFS’ monitoring of the use and application of the RTF Guidelines comes at an important moment. The protection, promotion, and realization of human rights – including the [...]

Workshop: Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic

27/09/2018 - 8:30 AM-4:00 PM ET, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 Obesity is a global pandemic with rates at least doubling in more than 70 countries since 1980. Many countries now face a “double [...]

Strengthening nutrition action: a resource guide for countries based on the policy recommendations of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (‎‎ICN2)

24/09/2018 - The Strengthening Nutrition Action resource guide is part of the follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) that was held in November 2014 in Rome, Italy. It aims [...]

WHO Policy brief - Driving commitment for nutrition within the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

18/09/2018 - The United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 (the Nutrition Decade) aims to trigger intensified action to end hunger and eradicate all forms of malnutrition worldwide, and ensure [...]

Upcoming events

eConsultation on the V0 Draft of the HLPE Report

05/10/2018 - The CFS High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) is now launching an e-consultation to seek inputs, suggestions, and comments on the V0 Draft of the forthcoming HLPE Report on Agroecological [...]

45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

15/10/2018 - 15-20 October 2018, FAO, Rome, Italy The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure [...]

Leaving no one behind – making the case for adolescent girls

22/10/2018 - 22 - 23 October 2018IFAD HQ, Rome (Italy) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Save the Children Italy are hosting an international conference entitled “Leaving [...]

International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts on Food & Nutrition Security”

12/11/2018 -   The conference will be a five-day event, including a field visit, from 12-16th November 2018 at the Conference Centre, Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Experts in the field [...]

Accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition

28/11/2018 - 28-30 November 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand Improving food security and nutrition is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the world is not on track to end hunger and [...]