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Resources are exclusively related to malnutrition in all its forms, at global level and using multi sector approach. Members are encouraged to upload relevant content (e.g interesting case studies of countries, lessons learned, benchmarking practices, policies and programmes). It will consist of documents dated 2010 onwards.

The UNSCN resources centre is a database of nutrition-related documents and materials. Here, you can retrieve food security and nutrition related documents and/or links that have recently been issued (from 2010 onwards). To access any document issued prior to 2010, please visit the archive section

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Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

13/09/2017 - Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing all nations today leading to not only environmental but also economic and social consequences. It has increased the risk of weather-related [...]

Fill the Nutrient Gap: Identifying Context-specific Solutions to Improve Nutrition across Food, Health and Social Protection Systems

10/09/2017 - 19-21 September 2017 Advancing national multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programming can greatly benefit from an assessment of opportunities and challenges for meeting nutrient requirements of [...]

Summer 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

21/06/2017 - The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017 Edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile [...]

UNSCN News 42: A Spotlight on the Nutrition Decade

19/06/2017 - The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition provides a window of opportunity to enhance coordination and cooperation amongst all actors, and drive integrated action across multiple sectors, to accelerate the [...]

Policy Guidance Series - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results

01/06/2017 -   Achieving the food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture goals by 2030 requires a coordinated set of actions on a number of fronts: coherent policies and programmes, an increase of [...]

WHO Ambition and action in nutrition 2016-2025

17/05/2017 - WHO Ambition and action in nutrition 2016-2025 aims to define the unique value of WHO for advancing nutrition and to focus the Organization on what it does best. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable [...]

Improving nutrition through enhanced food environments - Policy Brief No. 7

10/05/2017 - Today’s food systems are failing to drive improvements in nutrition. More than two billion people suffer from a serious lack of vitamins and minerals, and over 200 million children are stunted [...]

Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends (2017 edition)

01/05/2017 - UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same [...]

Climate change and variability: What are the risks for nutrition, diets, and food systems?

01/05/2017 - Climate change and variability: What are the risks for nutrition, diets, and food systems? uses a food systems approach to analyse the bidirectional relationships between climate change and food and [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition and leave no one behind

18/04/2017 - The paper aims to present the centrality of nutrition in the current sustainable development agenda. It provides an overview of the numerous and inter-related nutrition targets that have been [...]

Overcoming Dietary Assessment Challenges in Low-Income Countries: Technological Solutions Proposed by the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project

10/04/2017 - An increasing number of low-income countries (LICs) exhibit high rates of malnutrition coincident with rising rates of overweight and obesity. Individual-level dietary data are needed to inform [...]

Spring 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

06/04/2017 - The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017 Edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Global Governance for Nutrition and the role of UNSCN

27/03/2017 - This paper aims to describe the current nutrition architecture and provides a detailed overview of the main nutrition actors and their mandate. It highlights the role of UNSCN in the architecture [...]

2017 Global food policy report

27/03/2017 - IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional [...]

Guidelines on assessing biodiverse foods in dietary surveys

13/03/2017 - Biodiversity is critical to the availability of nutrients in a diversified diet that supports health and well-being, as well as to the sustainability of the natural resource base upon which food [...]

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