Stineke Oenema is the first Executive Secretary of UN Nutrition since the establishment of the 1st of May 2021. Prior to that she was coordinator of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) from 2016-2021. Central to her work is coherent and consistent nutrition policy, advocacy and programming in the UN system at both global and country levels. From 2003 – 2015 she worked for an international operating NGO, being in charge of food and nutrition security policy and program development. Internationally and nationally, she chaired and facilitated several networks and multi-stakeholder groups. She was member of the editorial board of the UNSCN Nutrition/News and the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch. As member of the first Independent Expert Group, she supported the development of the Global Nutrition Report during its initial years. She briefly worked at Wageningen University. In her early career she worked several years for FAO and UNICEF in Ghana, Vietnam and Latin America. Stineke is nutritionist and agricultural economist.