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WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases

18/10/2017 - Date: 18–20 October 2017 Place: Montevideo, Uruguay World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): Enhancing policy coherence [...]

Reaching those left furthest behind: Addressing hunger and poverty in protracted crises

12/07/2017 - 12 July 2017, 13:15 - 14:30 EDT - United Nations HQ, Conference Room 6 (New York, USA) CFS side event at the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF).Why are protracted crises situations [...]

Making Agriculture and Food Systems Nutrition‐sensitive and Climate-smart

06/07/2017 - Side Event to the 40th Session of FAO Conference hosted by FAO, The Netherlands and UNSCN Transforming food systems to become more nutrition-sensitive and climate-smart calls for multiple [...]

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 [...]

3rd International Congress Hidden Hunger

20/03/2017 - Post-2015 Agenda and Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG): Where are we now? Strategies to improve nutrition quality and combat hidden hunger 20-22 March 2017 / Stuttgart, Germany The 3rd Congress [...]

Call for Papers - Public Health Panorama

09/03/2017 - Deadline for submission: 31 May 2017 Public Health Panorama, the journal of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, calls for the submission of papers for a special issue on obesity and unhealthy diets [...]

Ensuring nutritious diets in a climate constrained world

18/10/2016 - FAO Heaquarters – Rome, 18 October 2016 During CFS 43, UNSCN hosted the side event Ensuring nutritious diets in a climate constrained world to present examples of how we can safeguard our [...]

Trade, Food Security, and the 2030 Agenda

10/10/2016 - The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a ground-breaking new commitment for all countries: to end hunger and “all forms of malnutrition” by 2030. The new goals will [...]

Food Systems and diets: Facing the challenge of the 21st century

30/09/2016 - Food systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st century, published by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, uses modelling and trend analysis to describe how diets [...]

From Promise to Impact – Ending Malnutrition by 2030, The Global Nutrition Report 2016

02/07/2016 - 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 [...]

HLPE Report on Sustainable Agriculture Development for Food Security and Nutrition: What Roles for Livestock?

01/07/2016 - Agricultural development plays a major role in improving FSN: by increasing the quantity and diversity of food; as a driver of economic transformation; and, because agriculture is the main source of [...]

FAO - Soils and pulses, Symbiosis for life

01/07/2016 - The United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) and 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to increase awareness and understanding on the importance [...]

UNSCN Event: Trade and Nutrition: Opportunities and Risks

10/06/2016 - On 10 June 2016, Michel Mordasini, Chair of UNSCN and Vice-President of IFAD and Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of CFS hosted the UNSCN event on "Trade and Nutrition: Opportunities and Risks". More [...]

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016

01/06/2016 - On 1 January 2016, the world officially began implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the transformative plan of action based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals—to [...]

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 [...]

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IFPRI Seminar: Climate resilience, sustainable food systems and healthy diets: Can we have it all? Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EDT) IFPRI  | 1201 Eye St. NW  | 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 The upcoming COP23 will focus attention on how to achieve the…
UNSCN Discussion Paper - Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition 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…
HLPE Report #12 - Nutrition and Food Systems At its 42nd session in October 2015, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to prepare a report on Nutrition and…
UNSCN Discussion Paper - Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet 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…
Fill the Nutrient Gap: Identifying Context-specific Solutions to Improve Nutrition across Food, Health and Social Protection Systems 19-21 September 2017 Advancing national multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programming can greatly benefit from an assessment of opportunities and challenges for meeting nutrient requirements of…