Decade of Action on Nutrition at the UN General Assembly (71st session)

20 September 2016 -- The Governments of Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland co-sponsored a special event on strengthening national commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms. The event was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, and took place in Conference Room 11 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

New released joint child malnutrition estimates - 2016 edition

joint child malnutrition estimates 2016 pub cover
UNICEF/WHO/The World Bank Group

20 September -- The inter-agency team released new joint estimates of child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (2016 edition). The same methodology as in previous years was applied. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group.

New feature linking interventions and WHO global targets

logo image of elena, global targets and NCDs

03 August 2016 -- eLENA has been updated with a new feature that provides users with a convenient way of identifying nutrition interventions which, when implemented, may contribute to progress towards achieving the Global nutrition and diet-related NCD targets.

UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) discussed at High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York

UN decade of action side event photo

19 July 2016 | New York -- Ministers from around the world came together at an event entitled “Leaving no-one behind in the fight against malnutrition in all its forms” hosted by the governments of Germany and Uganda, in collaboration with WHO and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The event marked the launch of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and explored how governments around the world are working with their partners in sustainable development to improve nutrition among their citizens.

Updated systematic reviews on the effect of saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty intake on blood lipids

saturated fats buffet photos

30 June 2016 -- In support of the work on updating WHO guidance on saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake, systematic reviews assessing the effect of saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake on CVD risk factors have been released.

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report

children photo for global nutrition report
WHO / SEARO /Trine Ladegaard

14 June 2016 -- The latest edition of the Global Nutrition Report is released. The Global Nutrition Report acts as a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses progress in meeting Global Nutrition Targets established by the World Health Assembly. The World Health Organization is a Global Nutrition Report Partner.

Call for Consultant

Consultant (P1) – Implementation research and social determinants in nutrition

Application deadline: 21 October 2016