Latest News

Latest News

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 [...]

Read more

Latest News

Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework

The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nation Country Teams (UNCTs) with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), using a [...]

Read more

Latest News

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 [...]

Read more

Latest News

Fall 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Fall 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 [...]

Read more

Latest News

WHO commits to the Nutrition Decade

The WHO’s commitment to the Nutrition Decade is based on the WHO Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025. This innovative strategy aims to define the unique value of WHO for advancing [...]

Read more

Latest News

OCHA commits to the Nutrition Decade

As a convener and global leader in humanitarian response and coordination, OCHA proudly commits to the Decade of Action on Nutrition. Working through its five core functions of coordination, [...]

Read more

Latest News

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition

Given the changing circumstances in the nutrition landscape, there is a need to reassess and reiterate the role of the schools in improving health and nutritional status of children. This discussion [...]

Read more

Latest News

The World Food Crisis: The Way Out

The 2017 edition of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch marks the tenth anniversary of the publication by taking stock of the past decade and looking into the challenges and opportunities [...]

Read more

Latest News

UNSCN Discussion Paper - 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 [...]

Read more

Latest News

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 [...]

Read more

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

UNSCN commits to the Nutrition Decade

15/02/2018 - 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 [...]

FAO Technical Note: Trade and Nutrition

13/02/2018 - The relationship between trade, food security and nutrition is attracting growing attention within the trade and development agendas. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cite trade as an [...]

IAEA's Seventh Newsletter of Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section

17/01/2018 - IAEA’s seventh Newsletter of the Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section is now available, featuring their activities from the second half of 2017. For example, you will [...]

Strengthening Food-based Approaches To Reduce Iron Deficiency

05/12/2017 - 5 December 2017, 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST | 14:00 CEST | 17:30 IST Iron deficiency is one of the primary causes of anemia, a condition that affects over 1.5 billion people globally. Policymakers who want [...]

Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework

05/12/2017 - The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nation Country Teams (UNCTs) with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), using a [...]

Upcoming events

Advancing Research (and Policy) on Nutrition and Agriculture - IFPRI Policy Seminar

22/02/2018 - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EST)IFPRIWashington, DC  The agricultural sector has long been viewed as a major driver of poverty reduction and food security in [...]

International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions

10/12/2018 - 10–13 December 2018, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna (Austria) The double burden of malnutrition (DBM) affects at least a quarter of all countries worldwide, with low and middle income [...]