UNSCN Nutrition

UNSCN Nutrition is a periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled by UNSCN from a variety of sources of information. UNSCN Nutrition aims to serve as a communication channel for the international nutrition community of practice, highlighting recent developments in policy and programme. The UNSCN Nutrition 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 Nutrition very useful, as they often do not have easy access to other journals. The focus on policy and programme implications makes the UNSCN Nutrition unique compared to other research oriented nutrition publications.

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SCN News 41: Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Agenda - Seizing the Opportunity

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 Millennium Development Goals and is in the midst of negotiating the post-2015 development agenda. 

SCN News 41 looks at what’s at stake, what the opportunities are for nutrition in the post-2015 development agenda and what the emerging challenges are.

This issue includes:

  • Peer-reviewed feature papers on nutrition and the Sustainable Development
  • Goals (SDGs)
  • A series of opinion papers, including contributions by high-level nutrition champions Pope Francis and Her Excellency First Lady of Peru Nadine Alarco?n
  • Sectoral perspectives from representatives of the UN, donor countries, civil society, parliamentarians, private sector and multistakeholder platforms like SUN and CFS
  • Interviews with practitioners, field-workers and civil society representatives from Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • Commentaries with arguments for and against the proposal of a global frame- work convention on healthy diets

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Previous Issues


Call for Contributions – UNSCN Nutrition

The 2019 issue of UNSCN Nutrition will focus on will focus on food environments to enable healthy and nutritious diets.
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When the City Does the Feeding: The Role of Local Governance in Urban Food Security Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST hosted by the Center For Strategic & International Studies  For 25 years, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has been an unsung hero in the…
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Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition - Edition 44 Open until 10 JANUARY 2019 UNSCN Nutrition is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN, previously entitled UNSCN News. The 2019 edition will focus on food environments to enable…
International Forum on Food and Nutrition 28 September 2018,  Barnard College - Columbia University, New York City (USA) The global food system faces unprecedented challenges. Today, in the world 815 million people are starving…
Strengthening nutrition action: a resource guide for countries based on the policy recommendations of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (‎‎ICN2) The Strengthening Nutrition Action resource guide is part of the follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) that was held in November 2014 in Rome, Italy. It aims…