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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 [...]

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates — levels and trends – 2020 edition

01/04/2020 - The UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank inter-agency team update the joint global and regional estimates of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age each year. These estimates of prevalence and [...]

Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper

12/03/2020 - It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared. It is time to reflect back on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening an open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders [...]

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

11/03/2020 - This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as [...]

Global action plan on child wasting: a framework for action to accelerate progress in preventing and managing child wasting and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

09/03/2020 - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incorporated the WHA targets to reduce the proportion of children suffering from wasting to <5% by 2025 and <3% by 2030.  Yet, since these targets [...]

Rethinking trade policies to support healthier diets - Global Panel Policy Brief No 13

14/02/2020 - As part of its series of briefs on food systems, the Global Panel’s new brief, Rethinking trade policies to support sustainable food systems and healthy diets, shows that there are [...]

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Nutrition for Growth 2021 December 2021, Tokyo (Japan) Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles malnutrition by uniting financial commitments, policy solutions, knowledge and…

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