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EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

17/01/2019 - Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability, however our current trajectories threaten both. The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses the [...]

FAO Policy Guidance Note #12: Food systems for healthy diets

14/01/2019 - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results This guidance note supports the use of a comprehensive food systems approach (rather than a sectoral approach) and gives [...]

Sight and Life and WFP Supplement: Scaling up Rice Fortification in West Africa

19/12/2018 - In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every [...]

Nutrition News - December 2018

18/12/2018 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

The Double Burden of Malnutrition: Crisis and Opportunity

10/12/2018 - Sight and Life Magazine on the Double Burden of Malnutrition now availableCurrently, 38 million children are obese worldwide, compared with 151 million children stunted, and childhood obesity is [...]

A healthy diet sustainably produced - WHO Information sheet

10/12/2018 - A safe and healthy diet contributes to an optimal state of health and protects against all forms of malnutrition. It also reduces the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and promotes a strong [...]

Global nutrition policy review 2016-2017

27/11/2018 - Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive [...]

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 [...]

UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade

05/11/2018 - UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade: Programming with and for Adolescents provides an overview of the strategic direction UNICEF will assume to advance children’s quality of [...]

A4NH 2017 Annual Report

05/11/2018 - The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) 2017 Annual Report report highlights the program's accomplishments and activities during the first year of its second [...]

Nutrition News - November 2018

05/11/2018 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

The Safe Food Imperative : Accelerating Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

24/10/2018 - Food safety hazards are increasingly being recognized as a major public health problem worldwide, yet among developing countries, there is limited understanding of the wider-ranging socio-economic [...]

Home-Grown School Feeding Resource Framework

11/10/2018 - This Resource framework is intended as a guidance tool for stakeholders involved in programme design, implementation and monitoring of Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes and the related policy and [...]

Independent Civil Society Report on the use and implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines

04/10/2018 - The CFS’ monitoring of the use and application of the RTF Guidelines comes at an important moment. The protection, promotion, and realization of human rights – including the [...]

Workshop: Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic

27/09/2018 - 8:30 AM-4:00 PM ET, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 Obesity is a global pandemic with rates at least doubling in more than 70 countries since 1980. Many countries now face a “double [...]

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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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