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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

Fall 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

05/12/2017 - 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 [...]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report

04/12/2017 - The 2017 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report highlights that, after steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is again on the rise, affecting 815 [...]

UNSCN News 43: Call for Contributions

24/11/2017 - UNSCN NEWS is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN. The 2018 edition will focus on equity and non-discrimination as drivers of good nutrition. Inherent barriers exist in food systems [...]

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Regional Symposia on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

10/11/2017 - Although the Decade of Action creates an enabling political environment for turning commitments into action, countries need additional technical support to translate their political will into [...]

UNSCN News 43: Call for Contributions

24/11/2017 - UNSCN NEWS is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN. The 2018 edition will focus on equity and non-discrimination as drivers of good nutrition. Inherent barriers exist in food systems [...]