Methods, Tools and Indicators

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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 [...]

Food and nutrition security and role of smallholder farms - challenges and opportunities

01/08/2016 - Enhancing smallholders’ production capacities and their economic and social resilience may have a positive impact on food security and nutrition at different levels. Given the importance of [...]

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 [...]

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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…
Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends, 2019 edition The UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Group team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (March 2019 edition) using the same methodology as in previous…
Global Report on Food Crises 2019 Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017. However, the number of people in the world facing food crises has remained well…
Call for papers - Global Food Security Journal Call for papers is on Sustainable Food Systems and Diets - Deadline: 1 June 2019The Global Food Security Journal is calling for papers on sustainable diets and food systems to…
2019 Global Food Policy Report IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities for 2019 at the global and regional levels. Rural…