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The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting people’s food environments: a resource list on Food Systems and Nutrition responses

The current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted food systems around the world. Food environments are where people meet the food system. Around the world people’s food [...]

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Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 8th April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global [...]

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Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper

It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared. It is time to reflect back on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening an open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders [...]

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Nutrition News Issue 4

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to deliver Nutrition News providing a comprehensive overview of recent [...]

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The Double Burden of Malnutrition: Lancet Series

The Lancet series on the Double Burden of Malnutrition is now available. The double burden of malnutrition is the coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside undernutrition [...]

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UNSCN Nutrition 44 – Food environments: Where people meet the food system

This year, the 44th edition of the UNSCN Nutrition (previously UNSCN News) – flagship publication of the UNSCN - explores the contexts in which consumers engage with the food system to make [...]

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Global Report on Food Crises 2019

Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017. However, the number of people in the world facing food crises has remained well [...]

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2019 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities for 2019 at the global and regional levels. Rural [...]

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FAO’s Framework for the Urban Food Agenda: A holistic approach to ensuring sustainable development.

With unprecedented levels of urban population growth and with almost 80% of all food that is produced already consumed within urban areas, fostering resilient and economically prosperous food systems, [...]

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Nutrition News – Issue 1, 2019

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

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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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The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting people’s food environments: a resource list on Food Systems and Nutrition responses

08/04/2020 - The current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted food systems around the world. Food environments are where people meet the food system. Around the world people’s food [...]

Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic

08/04/2020 - Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 8th April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global [...]

2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems

07/04/2020 - Food systems are evolving quickly to meet growing and changing demand, but they are not serving everyone’s needs. IFPRI’s flagship report looks at the obstacles and opportunities as well [...]

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates — levels and trends – 2020 edition

01/04/2020 - The UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank inter-agency team update the joint global and regional estimates of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age each year. These estimates of prevalence and [...]

Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper

12/03/2020 - It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared. It is time to reflect back on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening an open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders [...]

Upcoming events

Fourth GlobalFood Symposium

24/04/2020 - Important notice: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the GlobalFood Symposium was canceled for this year. 24-25 April 2020Göttingen The Fourth GlobalFood Symposium will be held on 24-25 April [...]

Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification

08/11/2020 - 8-13 November, 2020Bangkok, Thailand The fifth international meeting of the Micronutrient Forum will focus on research, implementation science and policy development on all aspects of micronutrients. [...]