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The last connection of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General astatine the adjacent of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) made wide that nary caller institutions would beryllium created to code nutrient information matters astatine the planetary level1. Instead, a Coordination Hub that facilitates enactment among existing UN bodies was launched astatine the commencement of 2022 and was tasked with assisting states successful their quest to instrumentality their nationalist pathways for nutrient systems translation developed arsenic portion of the UNFSS process2. These bodies see the Rome-based nutrient agencies — the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development — on with the World Health Organization, the UN Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Coordination Office, successful collaboration with the UN Committee connected World Food Security (CFS) and its High Level Panel of Experts connected Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN).

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We are each existent members of the Steering Committee of the HLPE-FSN of the UN CFS. J.C., B.L. and H.E. person been appointed to the SAC of the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub. We admit feedback connected the insubstantial draught from É. Nicolétis and discussions with members of the Steering Committee of the HLPE-FSN implicit the 2020–2022 play connected related themes.

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  1. School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Jennifer Clapp

  2. Swiss Academy of Sciences, Berne, Switzerland

    Bernard Lehmann

  3. ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

    Bernard Lehmann

  4. Geography Department, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, USA

    William Moseley

  5. Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

    Hilal Elver

  6. Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Hilal Elver

  7. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

    Patrick Webb


Conceptualization: J.C., B.L., W.M., H.E. and P.W. Visualization: J.C. Writing — archetypal draft: J.C. and B.L. Writing — reappraisal and editing: W.M., H.E. and P.W.

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Clapp, J., Lehmann, B., Moseley, W. et al. The I-TrACE principles for morganatic nutrient systems science–policy–society interfaces. Nat Food (2023).

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