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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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

IFPRI Seminar: Climate resilience, sustainable food systems and healthy diets: Can we have it all?

17/10/2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EDT) IFPRI  | 1201 Eye St. NW  | 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 The upcoming COP23 will focus attention on how to achieve the [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition

05/10/2017 - 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 [...]

HLPE Report #12 - Nutrition and Food Systems

26/09/2017 - At its 42nd session in October 2015, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to prepare a report on Nutrition and [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - 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 [...]

Upcoming events

2018 DHS Fellows Program for University Faculty from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Timor-Leste, and Zimbabwe

16/10/2017 - Application Deadline: November 10, 2017 The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 DHS Fellows Program. The primary objectives of the program [...]

Action Against Hunger: Research for Nutrition Conference

16/10/2017 - 13 November 2017, Paris, France Research for Nutrition Conference will present the latest research results on prevention, treatment, and measurement of undernutrition in humanitarian contexts. The [...]

Regional symposium on sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition

30/10/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) will be organizing a Regional Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition in Abidjan, [...]

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 [...]

3rd International Conference on Global Food Security: Global Challenges, Local Solutions and Connected Pathways

03/12/2017 - In association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape. The five core conference themes reflect an integrated approach to [...]