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Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

05/05/2017 - The Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now available! To ensure that the Work Programme presented the compelling vision necessary to enable strategic interaction and mutual [...]

Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth

22/04/2017 - Nutrition is a key driver of development, serving as a foundation for healthy individuals and societies. Investing in nutrition yields permanent and inalienable benefits, with at least a $10 return on [...]

ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting Panel on Climate change and Nutrition

20/04/2017 - In a world challenged by climate change and a growing population, with evolving food demands and a variety of health challenges, we need to be smarter and fairer about what and how we produce and [...]

New request for Proposal - Collaborative Research Initiative

15/04/2017 - Deadline for submission: 15 April 2017   Informing the Delivery of Nutrition Interventions for Adolescent Girls and Young Women with a focus on low and middle income countriesThe Sackler [...]

E-consultation: How can value chains be shaped to improve nutrition?

27/03/2017 - The Rome-based Agencies (RBA) and FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) are joining forces for the open online consultation “How can value chains be shaped to [...]

3rd International Congress Hidden Hunger

20/03/2017 - Post-2015 Agenda and Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG): Where are we now? Strategies to improve nutrition quality and combat hidden hunger 20-22 March 2017 / Stuttgart, Germany The 3rd Congress [...]

CSW61: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

13/03/2017 - The theme of women’s equality and economic empowerment featured central during the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women that took place at the United Nations Headquarters [...]

Call for Papers - Public Health Panorama

09/03/2017 - Deadline for submission: 31 May 2017 Public Health Panorama, the journal of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, calls for the submission of papers for a special issue on obesity and unhealthy diets [...]

International Women’s Day 2017

08/03/2017 - On 8 March, the world united in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030”. This is a day to reflect [...]

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development – “New thinking for a better world”

23/01/2017 - Bonn, Germany 1–3 March 2017 A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Global [...]

Call for Applications - World Food System Summer School “Food Systems in Transition”

13/01/2017 - The ETH Zurich World Food System Center is pleased to announce the call for applications for this year’s: World Food System Summer School “Food Systems in Transition” to be [...]

Online discussions: Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda HLPE e-consultation on the Report’s scope, proposed by the HLPE Steering Committee

01/01/2017 - As part of the process of elaboration of the Report on Nutrition and food systems, the HLPE launched a consultation to seek inputs, suggestions, and comments on the V0 draft. The outcomes will be used [...]

Call for Contributions – UNSCN News

12/12/2016 - Deadline 10 February 2017  The 2017 issue of UNSCN NEWS will focus on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025). Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in April 2015, the Decade [...]

FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

01/12/2016 - FAO Hearquarters – Rome 01-02 December 2016 The International Symposium offered policy makers and non-state actors with an opportunity to discuss policy models and programme approaches [...]

Sowing the seeds of nutrition through nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems

20/10/2016 - FAO Headquarters – Rome, 20 October 2016 Co-hosted by German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and FAO, this event presented innovative ways to improve the nutritional impact of [...]

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