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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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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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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

WHO Bulletin Call for Papers: Behavioural and Social Sciences for Better Health

26/10/2020 - Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2020 What drives people towards tobacco use? What prevents people from doing physical exercise or adopting preventive measures during a pandemic? What [...]

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

19/10/2020 - 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 [...]

The UN Food System Summit

19/10/2020 - In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will [...]

Children Eating Well: Healthy Diets Within Planetary Boundaries - Report of the Children Eating Well (CHEW) strategic workshop

02/10/2020 - The report Diets of children and adolescents: Unlocking gains for human and planetary health summarizes the outcomes of a strategic meeting by UNICEF and EAT in Oslo, March 2020.   [...]

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

29/09/2020 - This evidence-based report offers policy solutions to improve the quality of diets using a food systems approach through promoting availability, accessibility, affordability, desirability, and [...]

Upcoming events

Webinar series - Nutrition in a Digital World

05/11/2020 - 5 November 2020 - Episode 1   (Register here)19 November 2020 - Episode 2 (Registration link coming soon)3 December 2020 - Episode 3   (Registration link coming soon)17 [...]

Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification

08/11/2020 - 8-13 November, 2020Virtual The COVID-19 global pandemic has meant a physical conference in Bangkok is no longer possible so the 5th Global Conference will now be virtual and [...]

3rd Global Conference of the SFS Programme

23/11/2020 - 23 November - 4 December 2020 The 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme will be held virtually. The purpose of this 3rd global conference is to to provide substantial [...]

4th International Conference on Global Food Security

07/12/2020 - 7-9 December 2020 - ONLINE: Live and on-demand Pre-conference mini-symposia on 4 December 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create so much uncertainty, the in-person 4th International [...]

26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

01/11/2021 - 1-12 December 2021, Glasgow  Five years ago in Paris, world leaders committed to a historic agreement to tackle climate change. They agreed to hold the increase in the global average [...]