Who we are


Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of IFAD, became the 13th UNSCN Chair in January 2018 by unanimous vote by the UNSCN Executive Committee.

UNSCN Secretariat

Stineke Oenema, UNSCN Coordinator
Christine Campeau, Technical Officer
Clio Azzurra Ippolito, Administrative Assistant
Alessandra Mora, Communication Officer


The mandate and responsibility of the UNSCN falls within the UN system. The five UN agencies, FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, with an explicit mandate to improve nutrition levels in the world, are members of UNSCN. However, membership to UNSCN is open to all UN agencies that have a significant interest or engagement in nutrition-related issues, and that are ready to contribute their knowledge and experience, and to support the work of UNSCN.

In addition, a selection of non-UN organizations may be invited to join UNSCN as associate members, in recognition of their strategic and global research and policy relevance, competence and experience in the field of nutrition.

UNSCN Members

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Meeting our members
Highlights: November 2018In November 2018, members of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the UN Network (UNN) met in Rome, Italy, for a joint face-to-face meeting as part of the greater…
Highlights: March 20189 March 2018 marked the first meeting of UNSCN members in 2018, as well as the first meeting with the new Chair of the UNSCN, Ms Cornelia Richter, the newly appointed Vice President of IFAD. The…
Highlights: November 2017UNSCN members convened a meeting in Rome in November 2017 to reflect on their achievements over the past year and to agree on the areas of joint action for 2018. An analysis of new and emerging issues…