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  • On 29th June 2015, The Global Prevalence of Anaemia in 2011 was shared by the World Health Organisation. The document describes the global estimates of prevalenceof anaemia in preschool-age children (6-59 months), women of reproductive age (15-49 years), by pregnancy status, by region and by country. The estimates of the prevalence of anaemia were produced by the…

  • CAN-Bénin, the National Council for Food and Nutrition, organised the 1st national forum on the first 1000 days of life, with particular emphasis on thechallenges of chronic malnutrition in Benin, from 11 to 13 June 2015 in conjunction with UNICEF, the World Bank, the FAO, the WHO, the WFP and the SUN Movement Secretariat….

  • On 1st July 2015, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was announced as the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate at a ceremony in Washington D.C. for hiscommitment to ending extreme poverty. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is the internationally renowned founder and chairperson of BRAC (formally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) who is also a member of…

  • 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 Scaling Up Nutritionevent in Nairobi, Kenya. The first day was a workshop led by the SUN Business Network on ‘Understanding the Role of Business in Nutrition’, following this, a two-day workshop was led by the…