UNSCN News

UNSCN News is a periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled by UNSCN from a variety of sources of information. UNSCN News aims to serve as a communication channel for the international nutrition community of practice, highlighting recent developments in policy and programme. The UNSCN News has published peer reviewed papers on relevant nutritional issues including updates on UNSCN members’ activities twice a year since 1988. Many developing country researchers and programme managers have found the UNSCN News very useful, as they often do not have easy access to other journals. The focus on policy and programme implications makes the UNSCN News unique compared to other research oriented nutrition publications.

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Call for Contributions – UNSCN News

The 2017 issue of UNSCN NEWS will focus on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025). Find out more.


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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 [...]

SCN News 40: Changing Food Systems for Better Nutrition

12/06/2013 - Food systems are well placed to influence food production and the consumption patterns of nutritious foods necessary for a healthy and active live. The present food systems have evolved to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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…