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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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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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 [...]

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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Day to promote the 2030 Agenda UN Agencies in Spain have organised an event to showcase the Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and how it will be implemented in Spain. The event will take place on 4 December at the Auditorio…
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: 30 November 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…
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,…