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  • The week of 1 – 7 August  was recognised as World Breast Feeding Week (WBW) in 2014, with the slogan and theme, Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life! WBW is an annual commemoration of the Innocenti Declaration made by World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF in 1990 to protect and support breastfeeding. The week…

  • Read the Mid-Year 2014 Update for news from SUN Countries and around the Movement. READ MORE

  • On 2 July 2014, a webinar on the protection of breastfeeding was held to share experience between SUN countries in Asia. Dr. Le Danh Tuyen of the National Institute of Nutrition in Vietnam and Dr. Lalith Chandradasa of the National Nutrition Secretariat Sri Lanka invited SUN Focal Points and their multi-stakeholder teams in SUN countries…

  • On 31 July 2014, the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat hosted the second face-to-face meeting of the four SUN Networks for the year. Representatives from the Donor, Civil Society, Business and UN Networks discussed issues related to the following areas; SUN Independent Comprehensive Evaluation SUN 2014 Annual Progress Reporting November SUN Movement Global Gathering Potential…

  • On the 16 July 2014, a conference call was organized among participants from the SUN global Networks and from specialized technical agencies to follow-up on the Nairobi Workshop on Costing and Financial Tracking held in November 2013. The agenda included stock-taking of national-level costing exercises as well as assessment on the current status of financial tracking of…

  • On 30 July 2014, the SUN Civil Society Alliance (SUNCSA) in Kenya brought together multiple stakeholders for a nutrition advocacy training in Machakos Country, Kenya. Particpants included representatives from government, civil society, business, academia and the media. The four facilitators, who were all trained by ACTION Results Initiative in Zambia and Kenya, led the three…

  • In the first half of 2014, the Government of Tanzania, with the technical and financial support of UNICEF, Irish Aid and the World Bank, has led the execution of the first ever Public Expenditure Review (PER) for nutrition to address the lack of data on the amount and type of funds allocated and spent on…

  • On 24 July 2014, IFAD hosted an intensive training workshop for nutrition experts in Rome on the importance of nutrition-sensitive agriculture. The 4 day session was described by Bibi Giyose, senior nutrition policy advisor at FAO, as an example of UN agencies working together for one big cause. Agronomists, nutritionists, economists and agricultural investment planners…

  • On 4 August 2014, the United States (U.S.) Africa Leaders Summit took place in Washington D.C. President Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent for a three day summit under the theme “Investing in the Next Generation”. Throughout the summit, action on reducing child stunting in Africa was identified as imperative for driving economic…

  • As at July 2014, thirty companies including national and international companies have pledged to introduce a nutrition workplace policy which includes support for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. This commitment is an example of how businesses within the SUN Business Network are mobilising efforts for scaling up nutrition. Nutrition in the workplace is critical, particularly in…