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Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – First Draft

The First Draft of the Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now available in all six official UN languages. To comment on this text, we welcome you to visit the online discussion [...]

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Invitation to Join - Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition’s Work Programme

On 1 April 2016, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, through its Resolution 70/259, proclaimed 2016–2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (hereafter referred to as [...]

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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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Food and nutrition security and role of smallholder farms - challenges and opportunities

Enhancing smallholders’ production capacities and their economic and social resilience may have a positive impact on food security and nutrition at different levels. Given the importance 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.

Latest resources

Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – First Draft

19/02/2017 - The First Draft of the Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now available in all six official UN languages. To comment on this text, we welcome you to visit the online discussion [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming events

International Conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health

15/11/2017 - This first international conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health will be held 15-17 November 2017 in Pisa, Italy. It is organized by the World Iodine Association to bring together stakeholders [...]

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), Buenos Aires, 15-20 October 2017

15/10/2017 - The IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) will be held in Buenos Aires, October 15th – 20th, 2017. The scientific programme is currently being designed according to the motto [...]

3rd International Congress Hidden Hunger

20/03/2017 - Post-2015 Agenda and Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG): Where are we now? Strategies to improve nutrition quality and combat hidden hunger March 20-22, 2017 / Stuttgart, Germany The 3rd Congress [...]

International Women's Day

08/03/2017 - International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the [...]

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 [...]