Relevant platforms

This section lists and describes briefly the key organizations specialised in bringing nutrition concerns to the policy table.

It also gives an overview of the selected global and regional networks, initiatives and organizations that are relevant to UNSCN.

Intergovernmental platforms and other fora

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The Committee on Food Security

29/09/2016 - The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow up of food security policies. In [...]

The World Health Assembly

23/09/2016 - The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. [...]

Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

20/09/2016 - The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) collaborative process that began in 2009 with the development of the Scale Up Nutrition Framework, has evolved into a Movement that is both stimulated and [...]

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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…
Nutrition in Protracted crisis – Breaking the vicious circle of malnutrition Drawing on FAO technical experience, the guidance notes series supports implementation of the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA), endorsed by the…
Book – Caring About Hunger by George Kent In a world of abundant resources and wealth, hunger cannot be understood simply as a problem of food production. It is also a matter of human relations. Hunger grows out of widespread indifference and…
Compendium of Actions for Nutrition The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (or CAN) is a facilitation resource to foster multi-sectoral dialogue at the country level. It presents over 40 possible actions to combat malnutrition, with…
Fall 2016 UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter The Fall 2016 UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile of…