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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 [...]

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of consumption and Production Priority Products and Materials

01/01/2010 - The purpose of this report is to assess the best-available science from a global perspective to identify priorities among industry sectors, consumption categories and materials. For the first time, [...]

Double Pyramid: healthy food for people, sustainable food for the planet

01/01/2010 - Modern lifestyles tend to have a growing impact on the ecological equilibrium of our Planet. Particularly in the area of diet, models of consumption inconsistent with the goals of environmental [...]

Human Health and Well-Being in an Era of Energy Scarcity and Climate Change

01/01/2010 - This publication is an excerpted chapter from The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises that features essays by some of the world’s most provocative [...]

World Hunger Series - Hunger and Markets

04/02/2009 - This third edition of the World Hunger Series examines the complex relationship between markets and hunger. The report could not be more relevant or timely. In recent years, we have witnessed how high [...]

Feeling the heat: Child survival in a changing climate

11/01/2009 - A child’s chances of survival will increasingly depend on how climate change contributes to existing vulnerabilities and how well communities are able to adapt. This report examines those [...]

Food Safety and Trade Liberalization in an Age of Globalization

04/08/2008 - While globalization brings opportunities for economic growth, international trade creates opportunities for the globalization of unsafe food. As trade liberalization opens the territorial boundaries [...]

Food Processing Pilot Centres - An approach to productive capacity-building for trade and poverty alleviation in Africa

11/06/2007 - Poverty is known to be spreading in rural areas, where populations rely directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihood. Despite efforts undertaken to develop agricultural production, more [...]

Bioversity Blog: Why governments should look to agricultural biodiversity to contribute to the Decade of Action on Nutrition

30/11/1601 - In her latest blog post in DG Dialogues, M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International welcomes the Decade of Action on Nutrition and highlights the important role that agricultural [...]

Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework

30/11/1801 - The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nation Country Teams (UNCTs) with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), using a [...]

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Healthy Urban Childhoods Uppsala Health Summit is a recurring international policy arena for dialogue on challenges for health and healthcare, and how we can overcome them. In 2019, the discussion will be on Healthy Urban…

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