United Nations System
Standing Committee on Nutrition

Annual Sessions
Contact Us
Country Case Studies
SCN Awards
Nutrition & HIV/AIDS
Private Sector
World Nutrition Repts
SCN News
Working Groups
Task Forces
Site Map


SCN News (ISSN 1564-3751)

SCN News is a periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled from information available to the SCN. SCN News aims to help the sharing of experience in nutrition and is now published twice yearly.

The current issue of the SCN NEWS focuses on Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Undernutrition, which was the theme of the Symposium on 3 March 2008 at the 35th SCN Session, held 2-7 March 2008 in Hanoi, hosted by the Vietnamese Government. This 36th edition of SCN News features papers from the speeches and presentation at the SCN Session Symposium.

For comments or questions, please contact the SCN News Editor (EMail: scn@who.int). Download the guidelines for writing in the SCN News.

Current Issue: No. 36 Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Undernutrition, mid 2008 (pdf, 2.3 MB)* with electronic supplement

Previous issues available to download:
No. 35 Universal Salt Iodization (USI), end of 2007 (pdf, 1.8 MB)*
No. 34 Working Together to Achieve Freedom from Child Hunger and Undernutrition, mid 2007 (pdf, 1.5 MB)*
No. 33 Diet-related Chronic Diseases and the Double Burden of Malnutrition in West Africa, late 2006 (pdf, 1.7 MB)*
No. 32 Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: A Global Agenda, mid 2006 (pdf, 2.7 MB)*
No. 31 Adolescence: A Pivotal Stage in the Life Cycle, late 2005 - early 2006 (pdf, 2.5 MB)*
No. 30 Closing the Gap on the Right to Adequate Food: The Voluntary Guidelines, mid 2005 (pdf, 1.7 MB)*
No. 29 Overweight and Obesity: A New Nutritional Emergency?, late 2004 - early 2005 (pdf, 1.3 MB)*
No. 28 Nutrition and the Millennium Development Goals, July 2004 (pdf, 2.7 MB)*
No. 27 Meeting the Challenge to Improve Complementary Feeding, Dec 2003 (pdf, 2.8 MB)*
No. 26 Mainstreaming Nutrition for Improved Development Outcomes, July 2003 (pdf, 2.9 MB)*
No. 25 School-Age Children: Their Health and Nutrition, Dec 2002 (pdf, 4.7 MB)*
No. 24 Nutrition in the Context of Conflict and Crisis, July 2002 (pdf, 3.0 MB)* (html version)
No. 23 Civil Society and the UN System, Dec 2001 (pdf, 3.3MB)* (html version)
No. 22 Nutrition Goals and Targets, July 2001 (pdf, 2.2MB)* (html version)
No. 21 Nutrition and the Environment, Dec 2000 (pdf, 1.82MB)* (html version)
No. 20 Nutrition and Agriculture, July 2000 (pdf, 1.55MB)* (html version)
No. 19 Nutrition and Ageing, Dec 1999 (pdf, 1.45MB)* (html version)
No. 18 Adequate Food: A Human Right, July 1999 (pdf, 1.45MB) (html version)
No. 17 Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, Dec 1998 (pdf, 1.71MB) (html version)
No. 16 Nutrition of the School-aged Child, July 1998 (pdf, 1.48MB) (html version)
No. 15 Effective Programmes in Africa for Improving Nutrition, including Household Food Security, Dec 1997
No. 14 The Nutrition Challenge in the 21st Century: What Role for the United Nations? July 1997
No. 13 Behavioural Change and Nutrition Programmes; and Poor Nutrition and Chronic Disease Part I, late 1995
No. 12 The Role of Care in Nutrition -- A Neglected Essential Ingredient, early 1995
No. 11 Maternal and Child Nutrition, mid 1994
No. 10 Nutrition and Food Aid, late 1993
No. 9 Focus on Micronutrients, mid 1993
No. 8 Highlights of the World Nutrition Situation, late 1992
Extracts from SCN News - The Lesser Child, May 1991
Supplement to SCN News No. 7 - Some Options for Improving Nutrition in the 1990s, mid 1991
No. 7 Refugees' Nutrition Crisis, mid 1991
No. 6 Preventing Anaemia, late 1990
No. 5 Nutrition and School Performance, early 1990
No. 4 Update on the Nutrition Situation, late 1989
No. 3 Does Cash Cropping Affect Nutrition?, early 1989
No. 2 World Nutrition Situation, Economic adjustment, March 1988
No. 1 Vitamin A Deficiency, Urbanization, March 1988

Previous issues are also available to order.

You can subscribe to SCN News to ensure that you don't miss any future issues.

Your contributions to future issues would be most welcome. Please send us material, books, notices of events, letters to the editor, etc., which you would like to appear in the next issue. Please see Guidelines for Contributors for instructions on how to submit material. Many thanks to all those who have contributed to SCN News in the past!

SCN News aims to provide information for those concerned with international nutrition.  Publication of items in SCN News does not imply endorsement of views given, nor necessarily the official positions taken, by the SCN and its member agencies.  The status of quotes and other material is generally indicated in the text and/or sources.

We gratefully acknowledge funding assistance from the Government of Denmark, the Government of The Netherlands and USAID for the preparation and printing of SCN News.

*To view, navigate and print the pdf file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You can download this free of charge from Adobe Systems Inc., according to the instructions given.