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HLPE Report on Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

01/06/2014 - The HLPE report Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition addresses a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and [...]

Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020

18/09/2013 - Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. NCDs are now well-studied and [...]

SCN News 40: Changing Food Systems for Better Nutrition

12/06/2013 - Food systems are well placed to influence food production and the consumption patterns of nutritious foods necessary for a healthy and active live. The present food systems have evolved to [...]

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

15/11/2012 - New report undertaken by Save the Children UK can be consulted. "Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: why are we not delivering at scale? A review of global gaps, challenges and ways [...]

Women farmers adapting to Climate Change. Four examples from three continents of women’s use of local knowledge in climate change adaptation.

06/08/2012 - The present publication aims at showing that the local knowledge of women is valuable and useful for the adaptation of smallholder agriculture to climate change. The intention is to show that women [...]

Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development and Nutrition

20/07/2012 - As governments, donors, and other key actors deepen their commitments to improve food security and reduce poverty, they are increasingly focusing on how successful development interventions can be [...]

HLPE Report on Food Security and Climate Change

01/06/2012 - Food insecurity and climate change are, more than ever, the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food [...]

Diabetes and Climate Change Report

02/01/2012 - Two urgent challenges in the 21st century are the global diabetes epidemic and climate change. Both are rapidly accelerating, are fueled by changes in the way we live and work, and will have [...]

Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Report A/HRC/19/59

26/12/2011 - In the Report A/HRC/19/59, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolution 13/4, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food addresses the links between health and [...]

SCN News 39: Nutrition and Business: How to engage?

23/12/2011 - SCN NEWS 39 focuses on the private sector as stakeholder in nutrition in an attempt to constructively contribute to the global discussion on the role and responsibilities of the private sector [...]

SCN News 39 Supplement: Planning and Financing Nutrition Programmes in ECOWAS

30/11/2011 - In this issue: Report on the technical update session The policy process Costing and financing nutrition policies and programmes Working together for results Plenary discussion report Bulletin [...]

The Sphere Project - Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

01/01/2011 - The Humanitarian Charter and minimum standards reflect the determination of agencies to improve both the effectiveness of their assistance and their accountability to their stakeholders, contributing [...]

Global Leadership for Nutrition: The UN’s SCN and its Contributions

01/07/2010 - Summary The UN’s Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) has been functioning for more than 30 years. The SCN fulfils many different functions according to those who work within its structure, [...]

SCN News 38: Climate Change: Food and Nutrition Security Implications

12/06/2010 - "We can rest assured: impacts there will be, regardless of how much some would like to make believe that there is nothing to worry about, either because there is no proof or technology will fix [...]

SCN News 38 Supplement: ECOWAS Nutrition Forum

01/06/2010 - In this issue: Introduction 11th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum, Soaring food prices, climate change and bioenergy, Collaborating on nutrition and food security: implications for the [...]

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2019 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 25) 11-22 November 2019Santiago, Chile The United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) is the international response to climate change. It is a treaty that establishes the basic obligations of the 196…

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