KINSHASA – The World Food Programme is deeply saddened by the killing on Monday of a staff member in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
BANGUI –The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) that enables aid workers to deploy to reach tens of thousands of people in need in the Central African Republic (CAR) is at risk of shutting down due to a shortage of funds, the World Food Programme (WFP) that manages the service warned today.

In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments supported and/or coordinated by the UN system.

The December 2018 edition includes:

  • Outcomes of the November 2018 meeting of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and the UN Network (UNN) in Rome, Italy
  • News about the UNICEF‘s Food Systems for Children Consultation
  • Awareness raising efforts at the IFPRI-FAO event Accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition
  • The latest achievements under the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025)
  • Nutrition capacity assessment efforts in Chad
  • Multi-stakeholder nutrition mapping in Niger


You can access you copy here. Photo credits @IFAD/DavidRose

The Declaration, which the General Assembly adopted on 17 December 2018, aims to protect the rights of all rural populations including peasants, agricultural and rural workers and indigenous peoples, while also recognizing their contribution to sustainable development and biodiversity and the challenges they face.