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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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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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)…
FAO commits to the Nutrition Decade In line with its organizational mandate to “rais[e] levels of nutrition”, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) commits to the Nutrition Decade as a means to…
WHO Ambition and action in nutrition 2016-2025 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…
Nutrition Decade: The momentum is building After several rounds of consultation in 2016 to agree on the scope and the vision for the Nutrition Decade, FAO and WHO as co-conveners produced its first draft work programme. The work programme is…
CSW61: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work The theme of women’s equality and economic empowerment featured central during the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women that took place at the United Nations Headquarters…