UNSCN Nutrition

UNSCN Nutrition is a periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled by UNSCN from a variety of sources of information. UNSCN Nutrition aims to serve as a communication channel for the international nutrition community of practice, highlighting recent developments in policy and programme. The UNSCN Nutrition has published peer reviewed papers on relevant nutritional issues including updates on UNSCN members’ activities twice a year since 1988. Many developing country researchers and programme managers have found the UNSCN Nutrition very useful, as they often do not have easy access to other journals. The focus on policy and programme implications makes the UNSCN Nutrition unique compared to other research oriented nutrition publications.

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

10/07/2019 - 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 [...]

UNSCN News 43 - Advancing equity, equality and non-discrimination in food systems: Pathways to reform

01/09/2018 - Inherent barriers exist in food systems that prevent people from overcoming persistent and intergenerational malnutrition and poverty. To overcome these barriers and ensure that no one is left behind, [...]

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 [...]

SCN News 41: Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Agenda - Seizing the Opportunity

01/10/2015 - What opportunities do the Sustainable Development Goals bring to Nutrition? The year 2015 is critical for global development. The international community is working towards the culmination of the [...]

SCN News 40: Changing Food Systems for Better Nutrition

12/06/2013 - Food systems are well placed to influence food production and the consumption patterns of nutritious foods necessary for a healthy and active live. The present food systems have evolved to [...]

SCN News 39: Nutrition and Business: How to engage?

23/12/2011 - SCN NEWS 39 focuses on the private sector as stakeholder in nutrition in an attempt to constructively contribute to the global discussion on the role and responsibilities of the private sector [...]

SCN News 39 Supplement: Planning and Financing Nutrition Programmes in ECOWAS

30/11/2011 - In this issue: Report on the technical update session The policy process Costing and financing nutrition policies and programmes Working together for results Plenary discussion report Bulletin [...]

SCN News 38: Climate Change: Food and Nutrition Security Implications

12/06/2010 - "We can rest assured: impacts there will be, regardless of how much some would like to make believe that there is nothing to worry about, either because there is no proof or technology will fix [...]

SCN News 38 Supplement: ECOWAS Nutrition Forum

01/06/2010 - In this issue: Introduction 11th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum, Soaring food prices, climate change and bioenergy, Collaborating on nutrition and food security: implications for the [...]

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Call for Contributions – UNSCN Nutrition

The 2019 issue of UNSCN Nutrition will focus on food environments to enable healthy and nutritious diets.
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2019 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 25) 11-22 November 2019Santiago, Chile The United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) is the international response to climate change. It is a treaty that establishes the basic obligations of the 196…
50th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies 17-27 June 2019World Conference Center BonnBonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany We will update this page as more information becomes available.…
What is the Cost of a Healthy Diet? New Price Indexes Reveal Changes in Affordability of Nutritious Foods - IFPRI Policy Seminar 29 May, 2019 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EDT Interventions and innovation can lower the price of individual foods, but healthy eating depends on access to a mix of foods from diverse…
Seventy-second World Health Assembly 20–28 May 2019Geneva, Switzerland The Seventy-second World Health Assembly (WHA72) will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 20-28 May 2019. The WHA, the…
IFAD demonstrates progress on Nutrition Decade IFAD's contribution to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is high on its corporate agenda, with "improving the nutritional level of the poorest populations in developing countries" as a principal…