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  • From the 7th to 15th June 2015, African leaders from across the continent gathered in Pretoria for the 25th summit of the African Union (AU). The summit was held under the theme: “Year of women empowerment and development towards Agenda 2063.” Participants celebrated the fact that there are more and more women entering the labor…

  • On 22nd and 23rd June 2015, the SUN Movement Secretariat brought together support providers from across the Movement to discuss ways of strengthening support to SUN Countries, especially whenthere is insufficient or unavailable in-country expertise. The purpose of the meeting was to reach agreement on what is required for a coordinated, predictable, timely and effective response to requests for…

  • On 18th June 2015, eight world leaders were recognised for the steps they have taken towards improving gender equality. Three of the leaders were from SUNCountries Indonesia, Malawi and Rwanda. In Indonesia, President Joko Widodo promotes the increase of women in senior leadership positions and women representation in parliament. He is also engaged in fighting violence against women…

  • On 15th June 2015, Civil Society Alliances from Benin, Guinea, Senegal, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Chad, Cameroon and Liberia, came togetherin Dakar, Senegal to for a three day Advocacy Training followed immediately by a one day Regional Workshop. The event was organised by Action Contre La Faim (ACF), the SUN…

  • From the 3rd – 5th June 2015, the 3rd International Symposium on Food and Nutrition (ISFAN) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event brought together nearly1,000 participants including nutrition, health and food professionals, practitioners, professors, researchers, program managers and implementers, as well as students from Indonesia and aboard. ISFAN 2015 was organised by the Food and Nutrition…

  • On 17th June 2015, a report on the level of food insecurity in Yemen was launched by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)in Yemen with the support of UN Agencies and development partners. The analysis used the globally recognized Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and facilitated with funding from the European Union….

  • From 10th to 12th June 2015, the SUN Movement Secretariat partnered with UNICEF and the SUN Business Network for a three day workshop in Nairobi,Kenya, on Strengthening Effective Engagement to Scale Up Nutrition in Action. Participants came from the governments of SUN countries, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, in the East and Southern…

  • On 16th June 2015, the International Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme “Accelerating our collective efforts to end child marriage in Africa“.Community leaders, traditional, religious leaders, girls affected by child marriage and key stakeholders came together to focus on the rights of children on the African continent. Globally, every year, more than 14…

  • In June 2015, the United Nations Global Nutrition Agenda (UNGNA) was launched by the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN). The UNGNA provides a broadframework for the aligning of UN agencies in support of global and national nutrition goals. This first version was endorsed and owned by the UN agencies with a key mandate…

  • On 15th June 2015, a conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to bring people together and share the latest research on food and nutrition.The event was led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and was the second of its kind to be held after the successful 2014 conference in New Dehli….