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.


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UNSCN Discussion Paper - Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition

05/10/2017 - Given the changing circumstances in the nutrition landscape, there is a need to reassess and reiterate the role of the schools in improving health and nutritional status of children. This discussion [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Impact Assessment of Policies to support Healthy Food Environments and Healthy Diets

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 [...]

UN Country Level Programmatic Guidelines

01/07/2015 - UNDAF Guidance on Nutrition - Review Study The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the strategic programme framework that describes the collective response of the UN system 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 [...]

Activities of the UNSCN - Climate Change and Nutrition

01/01/2013 - A short overview of the work that the UNSCN and members of NutCC group have been doing to mainstream nutrition in climate policies around the UNFCCC work and Conferences. [...]

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 [...]

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Call for experiences and good practices in the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security Deadline: 31 October 2017 CFS invites you to share experiences and good practices on the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food…
2018 DHS Fellows Program for University Faculty from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Timor-Leste, and Zimbabwe Application Deadline: November 10, 2017 The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 DHS Fellows Program. The primary objectives of the program…
Action Against Hunger: Research for Nutrition Conference 13 November 2017, Paris, France Research for Nutrition Conference will present the latest research results on prevention, treatment, and measurement of undernutrition in humanitarian contexts. The…
OCHA commits to the Nutrition Decade As a convener and global leader in humanitarian response and coordination, OCHA proudly commits to the Decade of Action on Nutrition. Working through its five core functions of coordination,…
5th Annual Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition Agriculture-Nutrition Scientific Symposium Held during the 2nd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week  9 – 13 July, Yak & Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal   The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH)…