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  • Every mother and child, no matter their location or circumstance, benefits from optimal breastfeeding practices. On 29 January 2016, The Lancet Breastfeeding Series was launched at TheKaiser Family Foundation Conference Center in Washington D.C. The Series is the first of its kind to evaluate global breastfeeding levels, trends and inequalities, in addition to the short and…

  • On 28 January 2016, Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, signed a decree to mandate food fortification as a means of improving people’s vitaminand mineral intake. Decree 09/2016/ND-CP on food fortification released last week and to take effect from 15 March 2016 regulates that the four micronutrients should meet national technical standards and…

  • On 21 January 2016, the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly announced a combined commitment of $100 million, over thenext five years (2016-2020) towards ending undernutrition in Nigeria. The announcement was made at a joint press conference in Abuja, Nigeria, where the two foundations announced that they will being…

  • February, 2016: The SUN Donor Network (SDN) held a retreat in London, UK on the 14-15 December 2015. The main purpose of the retreat wasthe development of a draft SDN strategy for the period 2016 – 2020. Based on key strategic choices for developing joint outcomes, the development of a work plan including targets…

  • February 2016: The UN Network/REACH Secretariat has initiated a participative process with UN colleagues for developing the UN Network and REACH 2.0 Strategy, 2016-2020. A numberof actors were consulted, including colleagues from the UN agencies at the global, regional and country levels, REACH facilitators as well as stakeholders from other SUN Networks. This strategy will…

  • On 22 January 2016, during the World Economic Forum, the 2016 Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) was launched at an event where participants discussed whereprogress has been made and where gaps remain since the 2013 Global Index was published. The ATNI is based on the premise that companies can – and must – work…

  • On 18 January 2016, a provincial level SUN Movement Secretariat was launched in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The event was organised by the Planningand Development Board with the support of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Pakistan’s national SUN Movement Secretariat. Mr. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Senior Minister in Punjab province/Minister for Labor and Human…

  • From 20 – 23 January 2016, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The WEF acts as acreative force to engage world leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas. A number of activities at WEF have the potential to contribute to…

  • On 15 January 2016, the Government of Niger launched its first multi-sectoral nutrition security strategy titled “Politique national multisectorielle de sécurité nutritionnelle” (PNSN), focused onthe engagement of various stakeholder groups in the fight against malnutrition. The launch concludes over six months of development, including consultations regionally and across ten ministries. The Ministry of Health…

  • February 2016 Civil society publications: Accountability think piece– A think piece on accountability within the context of the SUN Movement from a civil society perspective. Thepublication captures the state of the art of civil society’s efforts to push for accountability in countries’ efforts to scale up nutrition. This document is a concise, practical resource to…