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  • Read the September 2014 Update for news from SUN Countries and around the Movement. ENGLISH | FRENCH | ESPAÑOL

  • From 23 to 25 September 2014, SUN countries came together for the first Scaling Up Nutrition Social Mobilization, Advocacy and Communication (SMAC) for Nutrition workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event was organised by the Tanzania Civil Society Alliance PANITA with the support of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre…

  • On 7 October 2014, the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) hosted a three day meeting at the town hall in Oxford, United Kingdom. The aim of the meeting was to facilitate technical learning on nutrition in emergencies and high burden contexts. The meeting engaged over 100 participants from multiple stakeholder groups including NGOs, UN agencies, academia,…

  • At the end of September 2014, consulting firm Mokoro Ltd in partnership with Valid International and FEG Consulting completed the SUN Movement Independent Comprehensive Evaluation Interim Report. The Interim Progress Report is intended to provide an update to the Lead Group, an interim assessment of the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) and to share initial findings from the evaluation. The Interim Progress…

  • On 22 September 2014, the sixth meeting of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group was held in New York to review the progress of, and provide guidance to, the SUN Movement. The Lead Group considered; Immediate priorities for the SUN Movement Opportunities to strengthen resilience and capacities in humanitarian crises The strategic direction…

  • From 1 September 2014, the SUN Movement Secretariat held the 15th meeting of the network of SUN Government focal Points. The latest meeting involved nine two hour teleconferences: Five in English, three in French, and one in Spanish. The meeting brought together over 250 particpants from 45 SUN countries. Participants included representatives from government, the…

  • On 6 August 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the week long programme which marks the fourth year for Bangladesh to observe World Breastfeeding Week. The Health Minister Mohammed Nasim said the country had taken on new programmes this year to make the campaign more successful including discussions at community clinics,…

  • On 16 September 2014, the annual report “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014” (SOFI 2014) was launched in Rome, Italy. The report presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the millennium development goals (MDGs) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. It is jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…

  • In September 2014, UNICEF launched the progress report for their child survival call to action – A Promise Renewed. The annual report focuses on newborn survival and discusses levels and trends in under-five and neonatal mortality and analyses key interventions for mothers and newborns. The report is divided into three main sections The global landscape…

  • On 24 September 2014, at the United Nations Climate Summit, Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that Queen Letizia of Spain will attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place in Rome this year between 19 and 21 November 2014. Graziano said “The Queen’s…