- Working Groups
- Task Forces
- UNSCN and the Private Sector
- The UNSCN Network
- Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)
- Nutrition & NCD
- Nutrition & Climate change
- Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
- Annual Sessions & Meetings
- Food & Nutrition
- Harmonized Training Package
- UNSCN Working Groups
- UNSCN Task Forces
From its inception in 1977 the UNSCN has progressively become more inclusive in its membership, and up to 2009 it had three full constituencies. Bilateral Donors were observers at the UN interagency meetings from its inception, and the International Union of Nutrition Societies (IUNS) represented civil society. Since 1999, UNSCN has consisted of three constituencies:
- UN Agencies, including other international and regional development finance institutions, and intergovernmental bodies
- Bilateral Partners, including representatives from both high income and low income countries
- NGO/Civil Society, including international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and other civil society representatives.
The three constituencies met in parallel meetings at the UNSCN Sessions, and their discussions are included in the UNSCN Session Reports.
UNSCN membership was primarily determined by institutional affiliation among its three constituencies. Those that belong to the UN agencies and/or the Bilateral Partners are easily categorized. Those that were not in these two categories were considered to be in the NGO/CSO constituency, which includes representatives of not for profit non-governmental humanitarian and developmental aid agencies active in food and nutrition, representatives of academic, research and civil society organizations, and interested academicians and researchers.
In 2009, the UNSCN started a reform process which resulted in the UNSCN becoming a UN System interagency platform for Nutrition.
Read more about the UNSCN Structure