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close this book4th Report on the World Nutrition Situation - Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (ACC/SCN, 2000, 138 p.)
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ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION/SUB-COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION - (ACC/SCN) THE UN SYSTEM’S FORUM FOR NUTRITION

Administrative Committee on Coordination

Sub-Committee on Nutrition

United Nations

(ACC/SCN) THE UN SYSTEM’S FORUM FOR NUTRITION

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), which is composed of the heads of the UN Agencies, recommended the establishment of the Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) in 1977 following the World Food Conference. This was approved by the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC). The UN members of the SCN are the ADB, FAO, IAEA, IFAD, ILO, UN, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRISD, UNU, WFP, WHO and the World Bank. From the outset, representatives of bilateral donor agencies have participated actively in SCN activities. The Secretariat is hosted by WHO in Geneva.

The mandate of the ACC/SCN is to serve as the UN focal point for harmonizing nutrition policies and strategies throughout the UN system and to strengthen collaboration with partners for accelerated and more effective action against malnutrition. The aim of the SCN is to raise awareness of and concern for nutrition problems at global, regional and national levels; to refine the direction, increase the scale and strengthen the coherence and impact of actions against malnutrition worldwide; and to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations. The SCN’s annual meetings have representation from UN Agencies, donor agencies and NGOs; these meetings begin with symposia on subjects of current importance for policy. The SCN brings such matters to the attention of the ACC and convenes working groups on specialized areas of nutrition. Initiatives are taken to promote coordinated activities - inter-agency programmes, meetings, publications - aimed at reducing malnutrition, primarily in developing countries. The SCN compiles and disseminates information on nutrition, reflecting the shared views of the agencies concerned. Regular reports on the world nutrition situation are issued. Nutrition Policy Papers are produced to summarize current knowledge on selected topics. SCN News is published twice a year, and the RNIS (Refugee Nutrition Information System report) is published quarterly.

To obtain further information on the Sub-Committee on Nutrition, please visit our website at www.unsystem.org/accscn or contact:

Dr. Richard Jolly, Chairman
Special Advisor to the Administrator
United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza · New York, NY 10017 USA
Phone: 1-212-906-5764 · Fax: 1-212-906-6661
E-mail: richard.jolly@undp.org

Dr. Sonya Rabeneck, Technical Secretary
United Nations ACC/SCN
c/o World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia · CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Phone: 41-22-791-04-56 · Fax: 41-22-798-88-91
E-mail: accscn@who.ch