Stewardship arrangements

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Stewardship of the SUN Movement is enabled by the United Nations Secretary-General nomination of a SUN Movement Coordinator and of members of a SUN Movement Lead Group. This is further strengthened with the support of a SUN Movement Executive Committee, appointed by the Chair of the SUN Movement Lead Group. The Independent Comprehensive Evaluation helped catalyse guidance to the Movement on stewardship arrangements, strategic objectives and operating modalities to deliver the goal of ending malnutrition in all its forms.

SUN Movement Coordinator

The SUN Movement Coordinator is appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General, at the Assistant Secretary General level, for a three-year term. They report to the Secretary-General, and are accountable to the SUN Movement Lead Group and guided by the SUN Movement Executive Committee. The Coordinator has primary responsibility to SUN Government Focal Points who lead the national Movements to scale up nutrition and also serve as ex officio members of the SUN Movement Lead Group and the SUN Movement Executive Committee. They also work closely with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition, whose focus is on global governance and intergovernmental processes.

The Coordinator provides direct line management to the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat and receives guidance on the Secretariat’s performance by the SUN Movement Executive Committee.

SUN Movement Coordinator Terms of Reference English

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SUN Movement Lead Group

The SUN Movement Lead Group was established in 2012 to improve coherence, provide strategic oversight, improve resource mobilization and ensure collective accountability. It has overall responsibility for the Movement’s progress towards achieving its strategic objectives and preserving its unique character; and acts as high-level emissaries for the Movement, advocating on specific issues related to the strategy and, in global fora, an end to malnutrition in all its forms.

The group is made up of high-level leaders that represent the array of partners engaged in the SUN Movement – government, civil society, international organizations, donor agencies, businesses and foundations. The members are appointed by the UN Secretary General for a period of 2 years, and are collectively responsible for the functioning of the Movement. The Group is accountable to the UN Secretary-General and reports to him or her on progress towards goals.

The Chair of the Lead Group, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General until 2018, and is responsible for ensuring that the SUN Movement Lead Group are effective global advocates and strategists for improving nutrition. The group meets in person once per year to review the progress of the SUN Movement.

SUN Movement Lead Group Terms of Reference English

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SUN Movement Executive Committee

In 2015, as part of the SUN Movement’s stewardship arrangements, the SUN Movement Lead Group decided to establish a SUN Movement Executive Committee based on findings from the SUN Movement Independent Comprehensive Evaluation and consultations with members of the Movement.  In September 2015, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of the SUN Movement Lead Group, appointed 15 people to serve on the SUN Movement Executive Committee for a period of two years.

The SUN Movement Executive Committee acts on behalf of the SUN Movement Lead Group to oversee the development and implementation of the Movement’s strategy and its operating modalities. Its members support the SUN Movement Coordinator to galvanise political commitments to nutrition and to promote the ethos and values of the Movement. The Committee reports to the SUN Movement Lead Group and the Chair of the SUN Movement Executive Committee is an ex officio member of the SUN Movement Lead Group.

The Committee oversees the work of the SUN Movement Secretariat, the SUN Networks, the mechanisms that organise assistance providers and oversees the delivery of the SUN Movement Annual Progress Report. The Committee has no legal status or binding obligations and its members have no legal or fiduciary responsibility for the Movement.

SUN Movement Executive Committee Terms Reference: English

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