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UN Global Nutrition Agenda

01/01/2016 - The UN Global Nutrition Agenda (UNGNA) is a broad framework for aligning the work of the UN agencies in support of global and national nutrition goals in the years ahead. It describes the vision [...]

Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement

01/01/2016 - FAO and FANTA have released a guide that provides potential users of the new indicator, Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W), with detailed information and guidance on how to apply MDD-W in [...]

Nutrition for Developing Countries

15/12/2015 - A revised edition of the well-known book Nutrition for Developing Countries was published by Oxford University Press, UK. The book was edited by Felicity Savage King, Ann Burgess, [...]

State of World Population 2015

01/12/2015 - Shelter From The Storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world. More than 100 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance—more than at any time since the [...]

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

01/10/2015 - Cities host over half the world’s population and have a strategic role to play in developing sustainable food systems and promoting healthy diets. While every city is different, they are all [...]

SCN News 41: Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Agenda - Seizing the Opportunity

01/10/2015 - What opportunities do the Sustainable Development Goals bring to Nutrition? The year 2015 is critical for global development. The international community is working towards the culmination of the [...]

Climate change and food systems: global assessments and implications for food security and trade

01/09/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN has launched a publication "Climate change and food systems: global assessments and implications for food security and trade" collecting the findings of [...]

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

07/07/2015 - The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 is now available. This report is based on a master set of data that has been compiled by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Millennium Development Goals [...]

Key Recommendations for Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

01/07/2015 - Food systems provide for all people’s nutritional needs, while at the same time contributing to economic growth. The food and agriculture sector has the primary role in feeding people well by [...]

Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development, The Global Nutrition Report 2015

01/07/2015 - The Global Nutrition Report 2015 is a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses countries’ [...]

Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries

29/06/2015 - The IDS Evidence Report 138, written by te Lintelo and Lakshman, has used secondary data to demonstrate that developing countries often have divergent strengths of commitment to hunger [...]

HLPE Report on Water for Food Security and Nutrition

01/05/2015 - Water is key to human life. It is key to human food security and nutrition. Safe drinking water and sanitation are fundamental to the good nutrition, health and dignity of all. According to the latest [...]

Actions and Accountability to Accelerate the World’s Progress on Nutrition, The Global Nutrition Report 2014

05/07/2014 - Malnutrition affects one in three people on the planet. Of these, 162 million children under the age of five are estimated to be stunted (i.e. low height for age). Two billion people are estimated to [...]

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 [...]

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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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