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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.

Latest resources

Nutrition-sensitive investments in agriculture and food systems. Budget analysis guidance note

23/09/2020 - This publication outlines methods and actions for countries to monitor nutrition-related spending. It will contribute to understanding the importance and opportunities for countries to use costing and [...]

Call for experts - WHO initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases

01/09/2020 - Deadline: 31 October 2020 Background Foodborne diseases are a major cause of human morbidity and mortality. According to the global estimates from the WHO Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology [...]

IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter - Issue 12 (August 2020)

18/08/2020 - The 12th Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Newsletter has a special focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It includes suggestions for conducting IAEA nutrition studies during [...]

Evidence and Guidance Note on the Use of CVA for Nutrition Outcomes

18/08/2020 - The main purpose of this document is to provide the nutrition sector with evidence and guidance to more routinely consider and, if appropriate, use cash and voucher modalities in nutrition in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

29/09/2020 - 29 September  The challenge of reducing food loss and waste during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, generating significant challenges that could result in risks [...]

Launch - Global Panel Foresight Report 2.0: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity

29/09/2020 - 29th September 2020 | 2PM CEST  Register here The Foresight report 2.0: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity assesses the developing crises that relate to [...]

United Nations Summit on Biodiversity

30/09/2020 - 30 September 2020, New York The United Nations Summit on Biodiversity will be convened by the President of the General Assembly on 30 September 2020, at the level of Heads of State and Government [...]

Small-Scale Irrigation, Resilience and Nutrition: Can we have it All? - Side event 2020 International Borlaug Dialogue

12/10/2020 - Tuesday 13 October, 7:30 AM CDT - 8:30 AM CDT Register h​ere​ - Event flyer With a growing climate crisis and deepening food insecurity, sustainable solutions that [...]