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Obituary in Memory of Dr. Elisabet Helsing

Elisabet Helsing, born in Oslo in 1940 started out as a school teacher. While nursing her two children she developed a strong interest and engagement in protecting, promoting and supporting [...]

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Nutrition News - December 2018

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

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Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition - Edition 44

Open until 10 JANUARY 2019 UNSCN Nutrition is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN, previously entitled UNSCN News. The 2019 edition will focus on food environments to enable [...]

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Nutrition News - November 2018

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

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Home-Grown School Feeding Resource Framework

This Resource framework is intended as a guidance tool for stakeholders involved in programme design, implementation and monitoring of Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes and the related policy and [...]

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Obituary in Memory of Dr. John Mason

The illustrious career of John Mason We are very sad to learn of the passing away of John Beverly Mason. He died on the 28th of August 2018, at the age of 74, after bravely battling cancer for years. [...]

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

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, [...]

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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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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

GLOPAN commits to the Nutrition Decade

20/02/2019 - The Global Panel’s strength is in its foundation – as an independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. Due to the [...]

2018 Global Nutrition Report: Shining a light to spur action on nutrition

05/02/2019 - The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrition in the world. It identifies areas where progress [...]

Transforming the food system to fight non-communicable diseases

29/01/2019 - Malnutrition and unhealthy diets are important risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Francesco Branca and colleagues call for changes in both what and how food is produced, marketed, and [...]

The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report

27/01/2019 - Malnutrition in all its forms, including obesity, undernutrition, and other dietary risks, is the leading cause of poor health globally. In the near future, the health effects of climate change will [...]

IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter – January 2019 edition

23/01/2019 - The 9th Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Newsletter features the following articles. Meeting outcomes International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of [...]

Upcoming events

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

07/12/2018 - Deadline: 28 February 2019 FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit nominations for the International Innovation Award for [...]

Call for experiences in the use and application of three sets of CFS policy recommendations on smallholder agriculture in the context of food security and nutrition

21/01/2019 - A stocktaking event is planned to be held in October 2019 during CFS 46 Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to monitor the use and application of the following CFS policy [...]

Call for experts for the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) on nitrogen to protein conversion factors for soy- and milk-based ingredients used in infant formulas and follow-up formulas

05/02/2019 - The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) was established in 2012 to provide scientific advice to the committees of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme (i.e. Codex Alimentarius) or [...]

4th International Congress Hidden Hunger "Hidden hunger and the transformation of food systems: How to combat the double burden of malnutrition?"

27/02/2019 - February 27 - March 1, 2019 University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart (Germany) The 4th Congress Hidden Hunger is a continuation of the successful, international event series "Congress Hidden [...]

3rd meeting in the Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition

06/03/2019 - 6 March 2019Bergen, Norway This meeting is a follow up of the 1st meeting (5 July 2018) and the 2nd meeting (18 October 2018) where inputs were collected in order to develop a Mission [...]