IUNS at Nutrition for Growth Summit

“We must work together to identify & develop evidence-based policies & to build capacity to create the nutrition leaders for tomorrow. Together, we can enable & lead new ways to address entrenched problems to meet the global nutrition goals,”

Dr Anna Lartey on behalf of IUNS, at Nutrition for Growth 2021

Immediate past president of IUNS, Dr Anna Lartey, delivered a statement to the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 livestreamed from Tokyo, Japan. The Summit took place over two days, December 7 and December 8, 2021.

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is the global opportunity for leaders to invest in nutrition as part of a COVID-19 recovery and beyond, and to ensure that nutrition remains a priority on the global agenda.

Country governments, donors, philanthropies, international organizations, businesses, civil society organizations, academia and beyond came together to discuss accelerating progress to achieve the global nutrition targets and to end malnutrition in all its forms.

The Summit featured two-days of data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, or impact commitments from all stakeholders, aligned with the thematic pillars of this year’s N4G summit: universal health coverage, resilience, and healthy diets, and underpinned within the lenses of nutrition financing and accountability.

Following the summit, Government and private sector donors have pledged more than US$27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit this week to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented by five Heads of State and Government, 45 countries with high burdens of malnutrition and a dozen donors delivered renewed policy and financial commitments to end malnutrition. These commitments demonstrate country leadership and prioritization of nutrition at a crucial time, as fiscal resources are constrained, and malnutrition rates are on the rise due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read more on the outcomes of the summit via the post summit press release here:

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IUNS at Conxemar – FAO Congress

The importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in the diet is an important factor in disease prevention and can  prevent  alterations in genomic expression.  J Alfredo Martinez, IUNS President, recently  presented “Prevention of alterations in genomic expression: the importance of fish in diets” at this year’s joint Conxemar-FAO Congress.

Conxemar, the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of fish products and Aquaculture, in collaboration with FAO, held the ninth edition of its congress in Vigo, Spain, with focus on the role of fish in nutrition and food systems on October 4, 2021.

You can learn more about the event and view the presentations here.

ICD2021 Virtual Congress

The International Congress of Dietetics (ICD2021) virtual congress ran from 1 to 3 September 2021 and as reported by IUNS Council member, Professor Ali Dhansay, was a great success. Approximately 800 delegates attended this IUNS sponsored event. Professor Dhansay, served as a member of the Local Organising Committee, representing the NSSA (Nutrition Society of South Africa) together with Dr Elize Symington (chair of NSSA). The NSSA partnered with ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) to host the congress – both organizations are contributing members of the South African National Committee for IUNS.  The ICD falls under the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA), which is an Affiliated Body to IUNS.

IUNS Newsletter September 2016

The IUNS Newsletter September 2016 is now available to download and read online.

This months newsletter includes an update on the revised IUNS Statutes and Rules and a piece on the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition by IUNS President, Professor Anna Lartey.

To access the newsletter please click on the links above.

IUNS Newsletter March 2016

The IUNS Newsletter March 2016 is now available to read. This edition contains the report of the latest IUNS Council meeting and updates from preparations for the 21st IUNS-ICN in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The online version is available here, and the newsletter can also be downloaded from the IUNS website via this link.