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Merger of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the UN Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN)

Dear partners and colleagues,I am writing to you as the ad interim Chair of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) to provide you with an update on the merger of the UN Network for [...]

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

Updates for many countries have made it possible to estimate hunger in the world with greater accuracy this year. In particular, newly accessible data enabled the revision of the entire series of [...]

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UNSCN Nutrition 45: Nutrition in a Digital World

UNSCN Nutrition 45 – Nutrition in a Digital World  This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition, examines the complexity of the digital world for improved nutrition. Digital technology, [...]

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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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Nutrition News Issue 1 - 2020

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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In Memory of Arne Oshaug 

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Arne Oshaug, a celebrated expert in the international nutrition community and forefather in the right to food agenda. Arne was a strong supporter of [...]

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UNSG Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from [...]

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COVID-19 pandemic: The evolving impact on how people meet the food system

For more than two months now, the world has been living in semi-confinement and the world’s economy moving in slow motion due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Both the disease and the measures [...]

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Stepping up effective school health and nutrition: a partnership for healthy learners and brighter futures

For the first time since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, UN and multilateral agencies from across health, education, agriculture, WASH, and social welfare sectors have [...]

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2020 Global Nutrition Report

The 2020 Global Nutrition Report looks beyond global and national patterns, revealing significant inequalities in nutrition outcomes within countries and populations. Based on the best-available data, [...]

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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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Merger of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the UN Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN)

16/07/2020 - Dear partners and colleagues,I am writing to you as the ad interim Chair of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) to provide you with an update on the merger of the UN Network for [...]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

13/07/2020 - Updates for many countries have made it possible to estimate hunger in the world with greater accuracy this year. In particular, newly accessible data enabled the revision of the entire series of [...]

UNSCN Nutrition 45: Nutrition in a Digital World

09/07/2020 - UNSCN Nutrition 45 – Nutrition in a Digital World  This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition, examines the complexity of the digital world for improved nutrition. Digital technology, [...]

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

02/07/2020 - 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 [...]

Postponement of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020

02/07/2020 - Japan, as the host country of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, had planned to host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020 in December 2020 in order to accelerate global effort to [...]

Upcoming events

UN General Assembly - 75th session

15/09/2020 - 15-30 September 2020 The 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) will open on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 22 September [...]

CFS High-Level Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition

13/10/2020 - 13 - 15 October 2020 | Virtual The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will organize a High-Level Virtual Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition, 13 - 15 October 2020. The session, in lieu [...]

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. [...]