International Union of Nutritional Sciences

Summary

International Union of Nutritional Sciences
AbbreviationIUNS
Formation1946; 75 years ago (1946)
TypeINGO
Location
  • Vienna, Austria
Region served
Worldwide
Official language
English
President
Alfredo Martinez Hernandez, Spain
Parent organization
International Science Council
WebsiteIUNS Official website

The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) is an international non-governmental organization established in 1946 devoted to the advancement of nutrition. Its mission and objectives are:

  • To promote advancement in nutrition science, research, and development through international cooperation at the global level.
  • To encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional science through modern communication technology.

Since its 1946 foundation, the membership has grown to include 83 national adhering bodies[1] and 17 affiliations. [2]

IUNS International Congresses

IUNS International Congresses [3]
Year City Country Number of Delegates Countries Attending
1948 London  United Kingdom 22 13
1952 Basel   Switzerland 150 18
1954 Amsterdam  Netherlands 360 32
1957 Paris  France 1000 22
1960 Washington, D.C.  United States 2000 65
1963 Edinburgh  United Kingdom 1500 63
1966 Hamburg  West Germany 2100 81
1969 Prague  Czechoslovakia 1800 62
1972 Mexico City  Mexico 2000 66
1975 Kyoto  Japan 2300 55
1978 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 3500 92
1981 San Diego  United States 2500 83
1985 Brighton  United Kingdom 2300 92
1989 Seoul  South Korea 3500 104
1993 Adelaide  Australia 2600 91
1997 Montreal  Canada 3250 92
2001 Vienna  Austria 3550 113
2005 Durban  South Africa 2100 92
2009 Bangkok  Thailand 4070 106
2013 Granada  Spain 3896
2017 Buenos Aires  Argentina 3038
2022 Tokyo  Japan Originally scheduled for 2021, postponed until 2022

Governing Council

The Council consists of five Officers, the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Immediate Past-President, and six Council members.

IUNS's current council consists of the following:

  • President: Alfredo Martinez Hernandez Spain;
  • Vice President: V. Prakash India;
  • President Elect: Lynette M. Neufeld Canada;
  • Secretary General: Catherine Geissler UK;
  • Treasurer: Helmut Heseker Germany;
  • Member: Hyun-Sook Kim Korea;
  • Member: Ali Dhansay South Africa;
  • Member: Benjamin Caballero USA;
  • Member: Francis Zotor Ghana;
  • Member: Andrew Prentice UK;
  • Member: Teruo Miyazawa Japan;
  • Immediate Past-President: Anna Lartey Ghana.[4]

Headquarters

IUNS is registered in Vienna, Austria.

Secretariat

IUNS; The Nutrition Society; Boyd Orr House, 10 Cambridge Court; 210 Shepherds Bush Road; London; UK; W6 7NJ

See also

References

  1. ^ "Adhering Bodies". IUNS.org. IUNS.org. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  2. ^ "IUNS Affiliated Bodies". IUNS.org. IUNS.org. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  3. ^ "IUNS-ICN". IUNS.org. IUNS.org. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  4. ^ "IUNS Governance". IUNS.org. IUNS.org. Retrieved 21 January 2021.

External links

  • Official website