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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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View the documentADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION/SUB-COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION - (ACC/SCN) THE UN SYSTEM’S FORUM FOR NUTRITION
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View the documentFOREWORD
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close this folderCHAPTER 1: NUTRITION THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE
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View the document1.1 Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR)
View the document1.2 Undernutrition in Preschool Children
View the document1.3 The Growth of School-Age Children
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View the document1.6 Nutrition of Older People in Developing Countries
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close this folderCHAPTER 2: MICRONUTRIENT UPDATE
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View the document2.1 Iron Deficiency Update
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close this folderCHAPTER 3: BREASTFEEDING AND COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING
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View the document3.1 Evidence Linking Breastfeeding to Improved Outcomes
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View the document3.3 Conceptualizing Infant Feeding Behaviours
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close this folderCHAPTER 4: NUTRITION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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View the document4.1 The Relevance of Nutrition for Development
View the document4.2 The Implications of Some Global Phenomena for Nutrition
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close this folderCHAPTER 5: NUTRITION OF REFUGEES AND DISPLACED POPULATIONS
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View the document5.1 Trends in Numbers of People Affected
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View the document5.3 Trends in Assessment Methodologies
View the document5.4 Trends in Food and Nutrition Response Programmes
View the document5.5 Trends in Information Sharing and Learning
View the document5.6 Case Studies: The Scale and Severity of Nutritional Problems among Refugees and Displaced Populations
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close this folderAPPENDICES
View the documentAppendix 1: Conceptualizing Nutrition Problems in Society
View the documentAppendix 2: Countries in the UN Regions and Sub-Regions
View the documentAppendix 3: Methods to Estimate Trends in Undernutrition Prevalence: A Review
View the documentAppendix 4: Statistical Notes for Sections 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3
View the documentAppendix 5: Latest National Prevalence of Stunting and Underweight in Preschool Children
View the documentAppendix 6: Explaining Trends in Child Underweight in the Developing World
View the documentAppendix 7: Data Employed for Analysis of Child Underweight Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa
View the documentAppendix 8: Prevalence and Numbers of Overweight Preschool Children in 1995
View the documentAppendix 9: Countries Classified by WHO Regions
View the documentAppendix 10: National Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
View the documentAppendix 11: Summary of Five Studies of the Social Impacts of the Indonesian Crisis
View the documentAppendix 12: Some Food and Nutrition Information and Data Resources on the Internet
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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