Methods, Tools and Indicators

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Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework

02/01/2018 - The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nation Country Teams (UNCTs) with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), using a [...]

Strengthening Food-based Approaches To Reduce Iron Deficiency

05/12/2017 - 5 December 2017, 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST | 14:00 CEST | 17:30 IST Iron deficiency is one of the primary causes of anemia, a condition that affects over 1.5 billion people globally. Policymakers who want [...]

Joint IAEA-WHO-UNICEF Workshop on Analysis of Biological Pathways to Better Understand the Double Burden of Malnutrition and to Inform Action Planning

03/10/2017 - 3-5 October 2017 - IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria. Low- and middle-income countries face an increasing double burden of malnutrition and disease. Food insecurity, undernutrition and infectious [...]

Online consultation: Safeguarding against possible conflicts of interest in nutrition programmes

13/09/2017 - Approach for the prevention and management of conflicts of interest in the policy development and implementation of nutrition programmes at country level Deadline: 29 September 2017 WHO has launched [...]

Fill the Nutrient Gap: Identifying Context-specific Solutions to Improve Nutrition across Food, Health and Social Protection Systems

10/09/2017 - 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 [...]

Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth

22/04/2017 - Nutrition is a key driver of development, serving as a foundation for healthy individuals and societies. Investing in nutrition yields permanent and inalienable benefits, with at least a $10 return on [...]

Overcoming Dietary Assessment Challenges in Low-Income Countries: Technological Solutions Proposed by the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project

10/04/2017 - An increasing number of low-income countries (LICs) exhibit high rates of malnutrition coincident with rising rates of overweight and obesity. Individual-level dietary data are needed to inform [...]

Nutrition in Protracted crisis – Breaking the vicious circle of malnutrition

16/12/2016 - Drawing on FAO technical experience, the guidance notes series supports implementation of the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA), endorsed by the [...]

Compendium of Actions for Nutrition

30/11/2016 - The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (or CAN) is a facilitation resource to foster multi-sectoral dialogue at the country level. It presents over 40 possible actions to combat malnutrition, with [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Impact Assessment of Policies to support Healthy Food Environments and Healthy Diets

02/09/2016 - Outcomes and processes for accountability are sorely needed for assessing the impact of food systems policies on nutrition. The Framework for Action includes an adopted set of recommendations on [...]

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 - Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 is an important measure of global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger. It gives an updated estimate of the…
UNSCN Nutrition 44 – Food environments: Where people meet the food system This year, the 44th edition of the UNSCN Nutrition (previously UNSCN News) – flagship publication of the UNSCN - explores the contexts in which consumers engage with the food system to make…
Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation The Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation explains how governments and stakeholders, at national or local levels, can apply a food systems approach to policymaking and…
UNSCN Formal Report to ECOSOC - 2019 In April 2017, UNSCN's annual reporting lines to ECOSOC were re-established. In 2019, UNSCN submitted a report to ECOSOC that have been presented at the ECOSOC 2019 Management…
Nutrition News – Issue 2, 2019 In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments…