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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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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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IAEA: Fifth Newsletter of Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section

The fifth Newsletter of the Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section contains interesting articles about IAEA activities in the second half of 2016. Learn more about new and [...]

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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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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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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

14th International Postgraduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition

01/10/2017 - 1-6 October 2017 / Wageningen, The Netherlands Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017   Background Compilations of data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential tools for [...]

Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

17/07/2017 - 17- 21 July 2017 / Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK This five-day course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally.  Using an [...]

Apply now: Food Sustainability Media Award

24/04/2017 - Application deadline: 31 May 2017 Media and effective communication have the power to engage people, induce behavioural change and make all of us contribute to the creation of a more equitable and [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition and leave no one behind

18/04/2017 - The paper aims to present the centrality of nutrition in the current sustainable development agenda. It provides an overview of the numerous and inter-related nutrition targets that have been [...]

Overcoming Dietary Assessment Challenges in Low-Income Countries: Technological Solutions Proposed by the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project

10/04/2017 - An increasing number of low-income countries (LICs) exhibit high rates of malnutrition coincident with rising rates of overweight and obesity. Individual-level dietary data are needed to inform [...]

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 [...]

ANH & NIL Agriculture-Nutrition Scientific Symposium, 9 – 13 July, Kathmandu (Nepal)

09/07/2017 - The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition in partnership with the Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy will jointly host the 5th Annual Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition [...]

CFS Intersessional events on Nutrition

09/05/2017 - Mark your calendars for the two CFS Advancing Nutrition events in partnership with UNSCN! Investments for Healthy Food SystemsTuesday, 9 May 2017, 09:30 – 17:00, Red Room, FAO HQ, Rome and via [...]

Call for Papers - Public Health Panorama

09/03/2017 - Deadline for submission: 31 May 2017 Public Health Panorama, the journal of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, calls for the submission of papers for a special issue on obesity and unhealthy diets [...]