UNSCN publications 

As part of its advocacy mandate, UNSCN produces a series of publications, such as the UNSCN News, reports on the World Nutrition Situation and Nutrition Policy Papers.

The UNSCN publications reach some 10,000 nutrition practitioners, programme managers and development workers around the world to provide them with cutting edge information on the latest news on food and nutrition policy and programming.

To access earlier UNSCN publications, visit the archive section.


Results 1-11 of 11

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Nutrition Impact Assessment Tool

02/09/2016 - Outcomes and processes for accountability are sorely needed for assessing the impact of food systems policies on nutrition. The Framework for Action includes an adopted set of recommendations on [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Investments for Healthy Food Systems

01/09/2016 - In the ICN2 Rome Declaration Commitment 15, Member States committed to ‘increase investments for effective interventions and actions to improve people's diets and nutrition, including in [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Enhancing Coherence between Trade Policy and Nutrition Action

01/05/2016 - In Commitment 11 of the ICN2 Rome Declaration, Member States ‘acknowledge that trade is a key element in achieving food security and nutrition and that trade policies are to be conducive to [...]

Sustainable Food Systems and Health - The convenient truth of addressing climate change while promoting health

01/06/2015 - Feeding the world sustainably and promoting good nutrition and health under a changing climate is one of the main challenges of our time. Changes in dietary patterns towards more production and [...]

OWG Nutrition & Post-2015 Agenda

01/09/2014 - The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formed as an outcome of the Rio+20 Conference, concluded its mandate in September 2014 by delivering a report containing a [...]

Review of programming in nutrition-sensitive agriculture

01/03/2014 - As the idea of bringing agriculture more dynamically into the nutrition picture has gained traction in recent years, many development partner agencies and organizations have embarked on programming [...]

Nutrition security of urban populations: A call for attention and joint action by UNSCN

01/12/2012 - In the 2012 UNSCN Statement Nutrition Security of Urban Populations, UNSCN calls for increased attention, awareness and research on urban nutrition as well as for an effective engagement and [...]

Enhancing women’s leadership to address the challenges of climate change on nutrition security and health

03/03/2011 - Empowering women is a cornerstone of fostering adaptation and addressing the impacts of climate change on nutrition security and health. Through drawing on women’s knowledge and experiences [...]

Climate Change and Nutrition Security - Message to the UNFCCC negotiators

01/11/2010 - The UNSCN policy brief highlights how climate change further exacerbates the already unacceptably high levels of hunger and undernutrition and proposes policy directions to address the nutrition [...]

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 [...]

The double burden of malnutrition - A challenge for cities worldwide

01/06/2006 - Third World Urban Forum – Vancouver 19-23 June 2006SCN Statement [...]

Results 1-11 of 11

Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – First Draft The First Draft of the Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now available in all six official UN languages. To comment on this text, we welcome you to visit the online discussion…
Call for Applications - World Food System Summer School “Food Systems in Transition” The ETH Zurich World Food System Center is pleased to announce the call for applications for this year’s: World Food System Summer School “Food Systems in Transition” to be…
Call for Contributions – UNSCN News Deadline 10 February 2017  The 2017 issue of UNSCN NEWS will focus on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025). Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in April 2015, the Decade…
Food and nutrition security and role of smallholder farms - challenges and opportunities Enhancing smallholders’ production capacities and their economic and social resilience may have a positive impact on food security and nutrition at different levels. Given the importance of…
From Promise to Impact – Ending Malnutrition by 2030, The Global Nutrition Report 2016 The 2016 Global Nutrition Report Report focuses on the theme of making—and measuring— SMART commitments to nutrition and identifying what it will take to end malnutrition in all its forms…