UNSCN - UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM STANDING COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION

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GENEVE 27  (Suisse)
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Mr Michel Mordasini, Vice President


The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) was created in 1977 as the administrative coordinating committee, called ACC Subcommittee on Nutrition, then accountable to the Administrative Committee on Coordination of the UN (ACC), through an ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council) resolution. The complexity and magnitude of malnutrition in the world is daunting and far too great for any one UN agency or organization to tackle and solve. Today, several UN agencies work on different nutritional aspects and the role of UNSCN stems from the need for a platform for sharing knowledge and for facilitating coordination of the collective work carried out in this field to ensure coherent and consistent policies, programmes and advocacy initiatives. Consistent with the principles in the ECOSOC resolution, and mindful of the evolving nutrition landscape, the UNSCN is governed along the following lines:
The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) was created in 1977 as the administrative coordinating committee, called ACC Subcommittee on Nutrition, then accountable to the Administrative Committee on Coordination of the UN (ACC), through an ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council) resolution. The complexity and magnitude of malnutrition in the world is daunting and far too great for any one UN agency or organization to tackle and solve. Today, several UN agencies work on different nutritional aspects and the role of UNSCN stems from the need for a platform for sharing knowledge and for facilitating coordination of the collective work carried out in this field to ensure coherent and consistent policies, programmes and advocacy initiatives. Consistent with the principles in the ECOSOC resolution, and mindful of the evolving nutrition landscape, the UNSCN is governed along the following lines:









     

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