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Forward Momentum Towards the U.N. Food Systems Summit

Statement on the U.N. Food Systems Summit   En route to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) to be held on September 23, 2021, Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director of the Micronutrient Forum, takes stock of the past year and shares her outlook on what is to come. Micronutrients are key Here at the Micronutrient Forum,

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Lifting up Women within the U.N. Food Systems Summit

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN) brought together diverse country leaders and experts for a Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue last week to inspire action on a frequently invisible threat to health and prosperity – women’s and girl’s poor nutrition status.  As a

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Upcoming UNFSS Webinar on Gender Equality on 14 September

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and the SUN Civil Society Network (CSN) present a UN Food Systems Independent Dialogue on Gender Equality: A Key Driver To Enhancing Food Systems and Good Nutrition   DATE: 14th September 2021 TIME: 8-10 AM EST | 2-4PM CET | 9-11 PM JST REGISTER HERE:  This multi-stakeholder

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Watch Dr. Saskia Osendarp’s Interview on Bloomberg News

  In a Bloomberg QuickTake “Charge” Show that aired on 29 July 2021, Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director, Micronutrient Forum,  shared the latest findings from the Nature Food Publication on the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child undernutrition and mortality. Watch the clip here and the full show here. In 2020, world hunger hit

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Read Our Latest Research in Nature Food Journal

The economic crisis and food and health system disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to exacerbate undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium, a collective group of nutrition, economic, food, and health system experts, developed pessimistic, moderate and optimistic scenarios for 2020–2022 and used modelling tools to estimate the

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US Hill Briefing: The Rising COVID-19 Malnutrition Crisis

Bread for the World, Standing Together for Nutrition (ST4N) and 1,000 Days are organizing a briefing for the US Congress on 10 August at 9 am ET to build awareness on the projected deterioration of maternal and child nutrition resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for greater investment in nutrition, particularly within global COVID-19

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Tackling undernutrition through action and accountability

On Monday, July 26 from 13.30-14.20 CEST, the Micronutrient Forum, Standing Together for Nutrition, The Power of Nutrition and ENN Emergency Nutrition Network will host “Tackling undernutrition through action and accountability: A ‘reset’ for the prevention, early detection and treatment of wasting and costing information on the consequences of stunting” a parallel session during the pre-summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UN FSS). The need to prioritize

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Closing the Evidence Gap for Food Systems Transformation

Join us for “Closing the Evidence Gap for Food Systems Transformation” on Monday, July 26 at 19:30-20:20 CEST for this dynamic session focused on the challenges and opportunities for more and better data, more useful data, and more data use for food systems transformation. Dr Jessica Fanzo of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will moderate

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Women’s Nutrition, Economic Empowerment and Leadership in the Food Systems Cluster

The Micronutrient Forum is hosting a United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit (UNFSS) Affiliated Session on Women’s Nutrition, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership in the Food Systems Cluster on Tuesday, July 27 from 13:30-14:20 ET | 19:30–20:20 CET | 23:00-23:50 IST Save your spot, register here! The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) offers a tremendous opportunity to usher in a new

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