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Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing all nations today leading to not only environmental but also economic and social consequences. It has increased the risk of weather-related [...]

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Summer 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017 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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Norway commits to the Nutrition Decade

On 6 June 2017, Norway established the Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Ocean for Food Security and Nutrition, becoming the first country to establish an action network under the [...]

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Ecuador becomes the second country to commit to the Nutrition Decade

25 May 2017 With the long-term aim of improving the health and well-being of all Ecuadorians, Ecuador’s Vice-Minister of Health Dr. Fernando Cornejo announced the adoption of five SMART [...]

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Brazil is the first to make SMART commitments to the Nutrition Decade

22 May 2017 Through an announcement made by Ricardo Barros, Minister of Health of Brazil, Brazil became the first country to make commitments as part of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition [...]

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Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends (2017 edition)

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same [...]

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Climate change and variability: What are the risks for nutrition, diets, and food systems?

Climate change and variability: What are the risks for nutrition, diets, and food systems? uses a food systems approach to analyse the bidirectional relationships between climate change and food and [...]

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Spring 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017 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 Turns 40

2017 marks UNSCN’s 40th anniversary. This journey started in April 1977 when the Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Throughout its [...]

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2017 Global food policy report

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional [...]

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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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Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

13/09/2017 - Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing all nations today leading to not only environmental but also economic and social consequences. It has increased the risk of weather-related [...]

Fill the Nutrient Gap: Identifying Context-specific Solutions to Improve Nutrition across Food, Health and Social Protection Systems

10/09/2017 - 19-21 September 2017 Advancing national multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programming can greatly benefit from an assessment of opportunities and challenges for meeting nutrient requirements of [...]

Summer 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

21/06/2017 - The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017 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 [...]

UNSCN News 42: A Spotlight on the Nutrition Decade

19/06/2017 - The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition provides a window of opportunity to enhance coordination and cooperation amongst all actors, and drive integrated action across multiple sectors, to accelerate the [...]

Policy Guidance Series - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results

01/06/2017 -   Achieving the food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture goals by 2030 requires a coordinated set of actions on a number of fronts: coherent policies and programmes, an increase of [...]

Upcoming events

Online consultation: Safeguarding against possible conflicts of interest in nutrition programmes

13/09/2017 - Approach for the prevention and management of conflicts of interest in the policy development and implementation of nutrition programmes at country level Deadline: 24 September 2017 WHO has launched [...]

2017 Global Child Nutrition Forum

17/09/2017 - The Global Child Nutrition Forum is a learning exchange and technical assistance conference held annually to support countries in the development and implementation of sustainable school feeding [...]

Achieving the 2025 Global Target for Stunting: Investing in Food Systems to Prevent Stunting

22/09/2017 - Friday, 22 September 2017, 09:30 – 15:30FAO, Red RoomRome, Italy Stunting or shortness for age, has long-term effects on individuals and societies. These include increased risks of morbidity [...]

International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change

24/09/2017 - From September 24 to 27, the Québec government, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will host the International Symposium on Food Security [...]

Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

25/09/2017 - 25 September 2017, 09:30 - 17.00 CESTFAO, Red RoomRome, ItalyThe Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the context of Food Security and Nutrition will be held on 25 September 2017 at FAO in [...]