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

The 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 environments [...]

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Nutrition News- Issue 2

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats have teamed up to deliver the final edition of Nutrition News, providing a [...]

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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  Download the journal here, and access the accompanying webinar series here. This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition, examines the [...]

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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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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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Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 8th April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global [...]

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2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems

Food systems are evolving quickly to meet growing and changing demand, but they are not serving everyone’s needs. IFPRI’s flagship report looks at the obstacles and opportunities as well [...]

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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.

 

In 2020 UNSCN merged with the UN Network for SUN to become UN Nutrition; on 1 January 2021 the UN Nutrition Secretariat became operational and can be reached at info@unnutrition.org. The new secretariat is hosted by FAO, like UNSCN used to be.

Latest resources

UNICEF - Prevention of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

10/02/2021 - Overweight and obesity are a growing threat to children’s well-being globally, largely driven by a trap of unhealthy and highly processed foods combined with a lack of physical activity and [...]

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

02/02/2021 - The 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 environments [...]

WHO Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet

12/01/2021 - Every year, unhealthy diets are responsible for millions of deaths and lost years of good health. Urgent action is needed to stop the growing consumption of foods and beverages that lead to unhealthy [...]

UNICEF Nutrition Strategy 2020–2030: Nutrition, for Every Child

07/12/2020 - The UNICEF Nutrition Strategy 2020–2030: Nutrition, for Every Child outlines UNICEF’s strategic intent to support national governments and partners in upholding children’s [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming events

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 [...]

Nutrition for Growth 2021

01/12/2021 - December 2021, Tokyo (Japan) Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles malnutrition by uniting financial commitments, policy solutions, knowledge and [...]

22nd International Congress of Nutrition (IUNS-ICN)

06/12/2022 - 22nd IUNS-ICN POSTPONED to December 2022  The 22nd IUNS-ICN was scheduled to be held from September 14-19, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. In view of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]