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Call for experts for the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) on nitrogen to protein conversion factors for soy- and milk-based ingredients used in infant formulas and follow-up formulas

05/02/2019 - The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) was established in 2012 to provide scientific advice to the committees of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme (i.e. Codex Alimentarius) or [...]

Promoting youth and women engagement and employment in food systems across the rural-urban continuum

04/02/2019 - 04 Feb 2019, 09:30 - 17:00 (CET)FAO HQ, Green RoomRome, Italy Over the next 15 years, it is estimated that about 1.6 billion people will reach working age in low and middle-income [...]

Investing in Breastfeeding in 2019

30/01/2019 - On 30 and 31 January 2019 join a Global Breastfeeding Collective Webinar in Support of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement to be held in English, French and Spanish. Breastfeeding benefits [...]

New Action Networks Announced

21/01/2019 - On 8 November 2018, the Ministry of Health of Brazil announced the launch of two new Action Networks in the Region of the Americas, in partnerships with the Ministries of Health of other countries, [...]

EAT-Lancet Commission Launch

17/01/2019 - Thursday, January 17, 201914:30 – 16:00The Aula, University of Oslo, Karl Johans Gate 47 Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary [...]

Tracking Nutrition Decade Commitments

07/01/2019 - Country commitments to the Nutrition Decade are included in an online repository and being tracked on regular basis by country self-assessments. We welcome you to follow progress [...]

When the City Does the Feeding: The Role of Local Governance in Urban Food Security

11/12/2018 - Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST hosted by the Center For Strategic & International Studies  For 25 years, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has been an unsung hero in the [...]

International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions

10/12/2018 - 10–13 December 2018, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna (Austria) The double burden of malnutrition (DBM) is characterized by the coexistence of undernutrition (stunting, wasting, vitamin and mineral [...]

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

07/12/2018 - Deadline: 28 February 2019 FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit nominations for the International Innovation Award for [...]

eConsultation: Towards a Common Understanding of Sustainable Food Systems

06/12/2018 - Deadline: 13 December 2018 The Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the UN One Planet Network has launched the online consultation Towards a common understanding of Sustainable Food Systems. [...]

Publication launch - Nutrition-sensitive value chains: A guide for project design

03/12/2018 - 3 December 2018, 9.00-10.30 CET at IFAD HQ – Oval Room and via webcast The event will present the Nutrition-sensitive value chains: A guide for project design, a practical guide [...]

HLPE eConsultation - Global Narrative towards 2030

03/12/2018 - Open until 21 January 2019. During its 45th Plenary Session (15-20 October 2018), the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested its High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and [...]

Accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition

28/11/2018 - 28-30 November 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand Improving food security and nutrition is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the world is not on track to end hunger and [...]

Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition - Edition 44

14/11/2018 - Open until 10 January 2019 UNSCN Nutrition is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN, previously entitled UNSCN News. The 2019 edition will focus on food environments to enable [...]

International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts on Food & Nutrition Security”

12/11/2018 -   The conference will be a five-day event, including a field visit, from 12-16th November 2018 at the Conference Centre, Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Experts in the field [...]

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Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends, 2019 edition The UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Group team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (March 2019 edition) using the same methodology as in previous…
Global Report on Food Crises 2019 Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017. However, the number of people in the world facing food crises has remained well…