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Ecuador becomes the second country to commit to the Nutrition Decade

25 May 2017 With the long-term aim of improving the health and well-being of all Ecuadorians, Ecuador’s Vice-Minister of Health Dr. Fernando Cornejo announced the adoption of five SMART [...]

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Brazil is the first to make SMART commitments to the Nutrition Decade

22 May 2017 Through an announcement made by Ricardo Barros, Minister of Health of Brazil, Brazil became the first country to make commitments as part of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition [...]

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Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends (2017 edition)

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same [...]

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Spring 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017 Edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile [...]

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UNSCN Turns 40

2017 marks UNSCN’s 40th anniversary. This journey started in April 1977 when the Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Throughout its [...]

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2017 Global food policy report

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional [...]

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Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – First Draft

The First Draft of the Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now available in all six official UN languages. To comment on this text, we welcome you to visit the online discussion [...]

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IFAD commits to the Nutrition Decade

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) affirmed its full commitment to contribute concretely and effectively to the Nutrition Decade in support of their Member States. As a [...]

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IAEA: Fifth Newsletter of Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section

The fifth Newsletter of the Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section contains interesting articles about IAEA activities in the second half of 2016. Learn more about new and [...]

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Mohamed Ag Bendech Honoured with the Distinguished Nutrition Award for Africa

The Africa Nutrition Society at the 7th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, held in Marrakech in October 2016, honoured Mohamed Ag Bendech; Senior Food and Nutrition Officer for FAO Regional [...]

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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

Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

17/07/2017 - 17- 21 July 2017 / Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK This five-day course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally.  Using an [...]

UNSCN News 42: A Spotlight on the Nutrition Decade

19/06/2017 - The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition provides a window of opportunity to enhance coordination and cooperation amongst all actors, and drive integrated action across multiple sectors, to accelerate the [...]

14th International Postgraduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition

15/06/2017 - 1-6 October 2017 / Wageningen, The Netherlands Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017   Background Compilations of data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential tools for [...]

Webinar - Multisectoral Mapping of Nutrition | La Cartographie Multisectorielle des Actions de Nutrition

15/06/2017 - Wednesday, 21 June at 15:00 (English webinar) and 17:00 (French webinar) Rome time. Data on the implementation of nutrition actions across all sectors and stakeholders is often spotty, [...]

SISN Webinar: An Integrative Framework for implementation Science in Nutrition

07/06/2017 - Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 | 11am - 12pm EST Host: Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) Speaker: Dr. David Pelletier, SISN [...]

Upcoming events

3rd International Conference on Global Food Security: Global Challenges, Local Solutions and Connected Pathways

03/12/2017 - In association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape. The five core conference themes reflect an integrated approach to [...]

International Conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health

15/11/2017 - This first international conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health will be held 15-17 November 2017 in Pisa, Italy. It is organized by the World Iodine Association to bring together stakeholders [...]

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), Buenos Aires, 15-20 October 2017

15/10/2017 - The IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) will be held in Buenos Aires, October 15th – 20th, 2017. The scientific programme is currently being designed according to the motto [...]

2017 Global Child Nutrition Forum

17/09/2017 - The Global Child Nutrition Forum is a learning exchange and technical assistance conference held annually to support countries in the development and implementation of sustainable school feeding [...]

Sustainable Diets in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems

12/07/2017 - 12-13 July 2017 The technical workshop Sustainable Diets in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems will take place on 12-13 July 2017 at FAO HQ in Rome. Organised by FAO, in collaboration with UNSCN [...]