UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade: Programming with and for Adolescents provides an overview of the strategic direction UNICEF will assume to advance children’s quality of life in the second decade of life.
The Guidance underscores the importance of adequate nutrition for optimal growth and development in adolescent girls and boys. It emphasizes the provision of nutrition counseling and services, the promotion of healthy and diversified diets - including fortified foods – and, where necessary, the use of micronutrient supplements.
The Guidance recognizes schools as a critical platform to deliver nutrition interventions and improve nutrition literacy, while acknowledging that school-based interventions need to be supported by community-based approaches and other delivery models, especially to reach out-of-school adolescents. Healthy eating and well-nourished bodies and brains are the foundation for improved learning outcomes and brighter futures, the core of the recently launched Generation Unlimited Partnership.
To complement this overarching Guidance, UNICEF will issue Programme Guidance on Adolescent Nutrition in early 2019 to detail the organization’s approach for the operationalization of evidence-based interventions to address all forms of malnutrition among adolescent boys and girls.
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) 2017 Annual Report report highlights the program's accomplishments and activities during the first year of its second phase.
Detailed in the report are research, events, and results from across A4NH's five research flagships and four focus countries, including:
- In-depth analyses of food systems in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Viet Nam, with a recently released report on findings in Ethiopia;
- Details on the release of 29 new biofortified crop varieties, extending reach to 3.6 million farming households;
- The first license for Aflasafe to be granted to a private company in Africa, for production, sale, and distribution in Senegal and Gambia to protect crops from deadly aflatoxin;
- A special issue of Global Food Security dedicated to Stories of Change, an innovative initiative building a resource base of experiential knowledge that explores drivers of change in improving nutrition;
- Research into how rice intensification in Africa can be achieved without increasing the risk of malaria; and
- Efforts on incorporating equity into A4NH's research agenda.
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.
This first edition includes:
- The Third High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs
- Nutrition in the 2030 Agenda
- Nutrition Outcomes from 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security
- Multi-sectoral nutrition mapping exercise in the Democratic Republic of Congo highlights opportunities for reaching more vulnerable people
- Mapping exercise fuels multi-sectoral action to account for nutrition results in Mali
- Lesotho bridging the gap for better nutrition capacity
- ‘CAN’ helps sensitise the media about nutrition in Haiti
PUBLICATIONS and a CALENDAR OF NUTRITION RELATED EVENTS
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