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Evidence and Guidance Note on the Use of CVA for Nutrition Outcomes

18/08/2020 - The main purpose of this document is to provide the nutrition sector with evidence and guidance to more routinely consider and, if appropriate, use cash and voucher modalities in nutrition in [...]

Strengthened Action on Nutrition in the COVID-19 Response

31/07/2020 - Putting healthy, affordable and sustainable diets at the heart of a human-rights based response to COVID-19 This narrative was created by members of the UN Interagency Task Force on NCD’s [...]

Merger of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the UN Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN)

16/07/2020 - Dear partners and colleagues,I am writing to you as the ad interim Chair of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) to provide you with an update on the merger of the UN Network for [...]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

13/07/2020 - Updates for many countries have made it possible to estimate hunger in the world with greater accuracy this year. In particular, newly accessible data enabled the revision of the entire series of [...]

UNSCN Nutrition 45: Nutrition in a Digital World

09/07/2020 - UNSCN Nutrition 45 – Nutrition in a Digital World  Download the journal here, and access the accompanying webinar series here. This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition, examines the [...]

HLPE Report #15 - Food security and nutrition: building a global narrative towards 2030

25/06/2020 - The report is based on the analysis of food security and nutrition concepts, outcomes, drivers and critical policy directions that are vital for meeting SDG 2 targets and the entire 2030 Agenda. The [...]

Nutrition News Issue 1 - 2020

24/06/2020 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to deliver Nutrition News providing a comprehensive overview of recent [...]

In Memory of Arne Oshaug 

22/06/2020 - We were saddened to hear about the passing of Arne Oshaug, a celebrated expert in the international nutrition community and forefather in the right to food agenda. Arne was a strong supporter of [...]

UNSG Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition

09/06/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from [...]

COVID-19 pandemic: The evolving impact on how people meet the food system

28/05/2020 - For more than two months now, the world has been living in semi-confinement and the world’s economy moving in slow motion due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Both the disease and the measures [...]

Stepping up effective school health and nutrition: a partnership for healthy learners and brighter futures

15/05/2020 - For the first time since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, UN and multilateral agencies from across health, education, agriculture, WASH, and social welfare sectors have [...]

2020 Global Nutrition Report

12/05/2020 - The 2020 Global Nutrition Report looks beyond global and national patterns, revealing significant inequalities in nutrition outcomes within countries and populations. Based on the best-available data, [...]

Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic

08/05/2020 - Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 8th April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global [...]

Global Report on Food Crises 2020

21/04/2020 - The Global Report on Food Crises is the result of a joint, consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity situations around the world by 16 partner organizations. It is facilitated by the Food [...]

2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems

07/04/2020 - Food systems are evolving quickly to meet growing and changing demand, but they are not serving everyone’s needs. IFPRI’s flagship report looks at the obstacles and opportunities as well [...]

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22nd International Congress of Nutrition (IUNS-ICN) 22nd IUNS-ICN POSTPONED to December 2022  The 22nd IUNS-ICN was scheduled to be held from September 14-19, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. In view of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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