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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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GLOPAN commits to the Nutrition Decade

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 [...]

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Obituary in Memory of Dr. Elisabet Helsing

Elisabet Helsing, born in Oslo in 1940, began her working life as a school teacher. It was while nursing her own two children that she developed a strong interest in protecting, promoting and [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability, however our current trajectories threaten both. The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses 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

Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation

18/06/2019 - The Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation explains how governments and stakeholders, at national or local levels, can apply a food systems approach to policymaking and [...]

UNSCN Formal Report to ECOSOC - 2019

13/05/2019 - In April 2017, UNSCN's annual reporting lines to ECOSOC were re-established. In 2019, UNSCN submitted a report to ECOSOC that will be presented at the ECOSOC 2019 Management Segment in [...]

Nutrition News – Issue 2, 2019

13/05/2019 - 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 [...]

Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends, 2019 edition

05/04/2019 - The UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Group team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (March 2019 edition) using the same methodology as in previous [...]

Global Report on Food Crises 2019

02/04/2019 - 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 [...]

Upcoming events

50th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

17/06/2019 - 17-27 June 2019World Conference Center BonnBonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany We will update this page as more information becomes available. [...]

FAO Conference - 41st Session

22/06/2019 - 22-29 June 2019Rome, Italy The purpose of the FAO Conference is to determine the policy and approve the budget of the Organization and to exercise the other powers conferred upon it by the [...]

Food Governance Conference

03/07/2019 - 3–5 July 2019 Sydney (Australia) From 3 to 5 July 2019 the Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre will host the second Food [...]

High-Level Political Forum 2019 - Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

09/07/2019 - 9-18 July 2019UN HQ, New York  The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held [...]

World Water Week 2019: Water for society – Including all

25/08/2019 - 25-30 August 2019, Tele2 Arena, Stockholm (Sweden) World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2019, World Water Week [...]