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14th International Postgraduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition

01/10/2017 - 1-6 October 2017 / Wageningen, The Netherlands Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017   Background Compilations of data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential tools for [...]

Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

17/07/2017 - 17- 21 July 2017 / Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK This five-day course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally.  Using an [...]

UNSCN Turns 40

28/03/2017 - 2017 marks UNSCN’s 40th anniversary. This journey started in April 1977 when the Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Throughout its [...]

Webinar on Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: Unexpected Impact of Farmer Nutrition Schools

28/03/2017 - April 5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT  In Bangladesh, women are relatively less empowered in comparison to the male members in the household. In most cases, they are not in a position to take part [...]

Nutrition Decade: The momentum is building

28/03/2017 - After several rounds of consultation in 2016 to agree on the scope and the vision for the Nutrition Decade, FAO and WHO as co-conveners produced its first draft work programme. The work programme is [...]

Guidelines on assessing biodiverse foods in dietary surveys

13/03/2017 - Biodiversity is critical to the availability of nutrients in a diversified diet that supports health and well-being, as well as to the sustainability of the natural resource base upon which food [...]

Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – First Draft

19/02/2017 - 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 [...]

Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition’s Work Programme

27/01/2017 - On 1 April 2016, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, through its Resolution 70/259, proclaimed 2016–2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (hereafter referred to as [...]

Mohamed Ag Bendech Honoured with the Distinguished Nutrition Award for Africa

18/01/2017 - The Africa Nutrition Society at the 7th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, held in Marrakech in October 2016, honoured Mohamed Ag Bendech; Senior Food and Nutrition Officer for FAO Regional [...]

Obituary - Dr Leslie Burgess, Technical Secretary of the UNSCN 1978-1985

06/01/2017 - (11 August 1930 – 6 January 2017) All of us at the UNSCN offices were very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Leslie Burgess, the former Technical Secretary of the UNSCN. Henry Jacques Leslie [...]

Nutrition in Protracted crisis – Breaking the vicious circle of malnutrition

16/12/2016 - 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 [...]

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 serves as [...]

Book – Caring About Hunger by George Kent

07/12/2016 - 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 [...]

Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

01/12/2016 - From the 20th of September to the 16th of October 2016, the UNSCN facilitated an online discussion to gather input on the question of how the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition could best achieve its [...]

Compendium of Actions for Nutrition

30/11/2016 - 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 [...]

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International Conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health This first international conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health will be held 15-17 November 2017 in Pisa, Italy. It is organized by the World Iodine Association to bring together stakeholders…

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