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Nutrition News Issue 4

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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The Double Burden of Malnutrition Symposium Proceedings

Symposium proceedings from the recent IAEA-UNICEF-WHO Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) have now been published. The symposium took place in Vienna, Austria from December 10-13th [...]

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The Double Burden of Malnutrition: Lancet Series

The Lancet series on the Double Burden of Malnutrition is now available. The double burden of malnutrition is the coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside undernutrition [...]

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Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition 45 – Nutrition in a Digital World

Open until 29 February 2020 SUBMIT HERE UNSCN Nutrition is the peer-reviewed journal published by the UNSCN. The 45th edition, published in 2020 will focus on the theme [...]

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UNSCN Nutrition 44 – Food environments: Where people meet the food system

This year, the 44th edition of the UNSCN Nutrition (previously UNSCN News) – flagship publication of the UNSCN - explores the contexts in which consumers engage with the food system to make [...]

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Nutrition News – Issue 2, 2019

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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Global Report on Food Crises 2019

Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017. However, the number of people in the world facing food crises has remained well [...]

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2019 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities for 2019 at the global and regional levels. Rural [...]

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FAO’s Framework for the Urban Food Agenda: A holistic approach to ensuring sustainable development.

With unprecedented levels of urban population growth and with almost 80% of all food that is produced already consumed within urban areas, fostering resilient and economically prosperous food systems, [...]

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Nutrition News – Issue 1, 2019

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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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.

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Rethinking trade policies to support healthier diets - Global Panel Policy Brief No 13

14/02/2020 - As part of its series of briefs on food systems, the Global Panel’s new brief, Rethinking trade policies to support sustainable food systems and healthy diets, shows that there are [...]

UNICEF Nutrition Guidance - Improving Young Children's Diets During the Complementary Feeding Period

13/02/2020 - Malnutrition, in all its forms, is often driven by the poor quality of diets in early childhood. Globally, 2 in 3 children are not fed the diets they need to support children’s rapid growth and [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Water and Nutrition. Harmonizing actions for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition and the UN Water Action Decade

13/02/2020 - Progress for both SDG 2 and SDG 6 has been unsatisfactory, with several indicators worsening over time, including an increase in the number of undernourished, overweight and obese people, as well [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper Urban-Rural Linkages for Nutrition. Territorial approaches for sustainable development

11/02/2020 - The nutrition challenges facing the world of today are daunting. One out of three people suffers from at least one form of malnutrition, and current trends suggest this may increase in the coming [...]

IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter - Issue 11 (January 2020)

31/01/2020 - The 11th Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Newsletter features the following articles. Meeting outcomes 4th Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) [...]

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Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition 45 – Nutrition in a Digital World

05/11/2019 - Open until 29 February 2020 SUBMIT HERE UNSCN Nutrition is the peer-reviewed journal published by the UNSCN. The 45th edition, published in 2020 will focus on the theme [...]

Call for Inputs on the use and application of the CFS- Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA)

06/11/2019 - The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has launched a survey to collect experiences and good practices in the use and application of the CFS Framework for Action for Food Security and [...]

E-consultation on the V0 draft of the HLPE report

27/01/2020 - Open until: 23.02.2020 During its 45th Plenary Session (October 2018), the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) [...]

Second Global Summit on Food Fortification

22/03/2020 - 22-23 March 2020Location: Bangkok, Thailand Organiser: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition The Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is part of a worldwide effort to invigorate [...]

Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2020: Building new evidence and alliances for improving nutrition

23/03/2020 - 23-27 March 2020Bangkok, Thailand Organisers: Micronutrient Forum conference.micronutrientforum.org/ The fifth international meeting of the Micronutrient Forum will focus on research, [...]