Action Networks

Current Action Networks under the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition


Logo of the Norway-led Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition.Norway

Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition





Participants of the inaugural meeting of the Global Action Network on Nutrition Labelling, co-convened by France and Australia on 6–7 February 2019.France and Australia

Global Action Network on Nutrition Labelling

Photo: ©Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, France





BrazilChildren eating a meal with nutritious and locally produced foods in a school in Guatemala.

Regional Action Network for the Americas on Sustainable School Feeding

Photo: ©FAO/Pep Bonet


About Action Networks

The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition offers an opportunity to strengthen collaboration on nutrition action between countries. Action Networks are informal coalitions of countries, with global or regional scope, aimed at accelerating and aligning efforts around specific topics linked to the Nutrition Decade’s Work Programme.

Led and coordinated by one or more countries, Action Networks allow countries to exchange knowledge and good practices, successes and challenges, and provide mutual support to accelerate progress with the final objective of improving food systems, diets and nutrition for all through policies and legislation.


Establishing Action Networks

The process of forming, structuring, running and supporting Action Networks for the Nutrition Decade starts with countries. One or more countries sharing an interest to take action on specific topics within the Nutrition Decade's Work Programme can request to convene an Action Network. Such countries can share their experiences, lessons learned, obstacles as well as the challenges they faced, as a means to promote learning and change.

Network conveners provide the Action Network’s proposed title, objectives, scope and initial programme of work by writing to the joint FAO/WHO Secretariat of the Nutrition Decade. Convening governments should identify and invite other countries interested in the Action Network’s topic area.


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