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UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 2, 2018

The second issue of the UNSCN Quarterly Update for 2018 provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the [...]

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A Child Rights-Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policy Makers

Evidence gathered over the past 20 years indicates that marketing of unhealthy food is a key contributor to the growing rates of child overweight. New marketing channels, ever-evolving techniques, and [...]

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UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 1, 2018

The UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 1, 2018 edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the [...]

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UNSCN Formal Report to ECOSOC - 2018

In April 2017, UNSCN's annual reporting lines to ECOSOC were re-established. As a result, UNSCN submitted a report to the 2018 ECOSOC session in February 2018. This action re-affirms [...]

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HarvestPlus commits to the Nutrition Decade

HarvestPlus is deeply committed under the Nutrition Decade to working with partners to meet the bigger goal of diversifying diets. For HarvestPlus, this commitment means leveraging this decade to [...]

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UNSCN commits to the Nutrition Decade

UNGA Resolution 70/259 declared on 1 April 2016 called on UNSCN’s coordinating function to support the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025). From the start, UNSCN [...]

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Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework

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 [...]

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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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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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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

UNSCN News 43 - Advancing equity, equality and non-discrimination in food systems: Pathways to reform

23/07/2018 - Inherent barriers exist in food systems that prevent people from overcoming persistent and intergenerational malnutrition and poverty. To overcome these barriers and ensure that no one is left behind, [...]

UNSCN Quarterly Update - Issue 2, 2018

13/07/2018 - The second issue of the UNSCN Quarterly Update for 2018 provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the [...]

UNSCN Brief “Non-communicable diseases, diets and nutrition”

28/06/2018 - Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now the leading cause of mortality worldwide; they are responsible for 70% of global deaths; equivalent to 40 million people. The health and economic repercussions [...]

A Child Rights-Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policy Makers

21/06/2018 - Evidence gathered over the past 20 years indicates that marketing of unhealthy food is a key contributor to the growing rates of child overweight. New marketing channels, ever-evolving techniques, and [...]

UNICEF First Food Series for Young Children - A Video Series on Complementary Feeding

24/05/2018 - These series of videos cover the best practices of when, what and how to feed the first foods to young children aged 6–23 months. Using real home feeding situations in Kenya, [...]

Upcoming events

The Congress FOOD 2030: Towards sustainable agri-food systems

05/09/2018 - 5-6 September 2018 University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany The Congress FOOD 2030: Towards sustainable agri-food systems is one of the major events to mark the 200th anniversary of the [...]

Third United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs

27/09/2018 - 27 September 2018, 09:00 – 17:00 UTC, UN Headquarters, New York (USA) In September, the United Nations General Assembly is staging the third High-level Meeting on the prevention and [...]

International Forum on Food and Nutrition

28/09/2018 - 28 September 2018,  Barnard College - Columbia University, New York City (USA) The global food system faces unprecedented challenges. Today, in the world 815 million people are starving [...]

45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

15/10/2018 - 15-20 October 2018, FAO, Rome, Italy The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure [...]

World Food Day 2018 - Zero Hunger

16/10/2018 - World Food Day 2018 will mark the 73rd anniversary of FAO’s founding. One of the most celebrated days in the UN calendar, events organized by FAO country offices, governments, local [...]