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  • A new report published by Save the Children in March 2015, focuses on Policy and Programming in SUN Countries for adolescent nutrition. The aim ofthe report is to share experiences from different countries about types of approaches used and challenges faced when addressing adolescent nutrition. This knowledge will help to inform other countries so…

  • On the 3rd of March 2015, the SUN Movement Network Facilitators participated in their regular monthly conference call organized by Christine Campeau of the SUNMovement Secretariat. The UN Network provided highlights from a recent two-day conference. During the conference, participants consolidated their responses to the SUN Independent Comprehensive Evaluation and reviewed principles and guidance…

  • On 11 March 2015, a workshop was held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, to develop a communication strategy on good nutrition behaviours. The event was organised by theNational Nutrition Program Coordinators with USAID. Director of the National Nutrition Programme (Pnn), Dr Patricia N’Goran, who is also the SUN Government Focal Point, stressed that malnutrition in all its forms, affects…

  • A new study published in The Lancet Global Health in March 2015, associates breastfeeding with improved performance in intelligence tests 30 years later. The population-basedbirth cohort study of neonates was launched in 1982 in Brazil and gathered information from 3,493 participants. The findings conclude that breastfeeding might have an important effect in real life, by…

  • On the 3rd March 2015, multiple stakeholders came together with the Government of Cambodia for a National Conference on Nutrition. The two day event organisedby the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development, USAID Cambodia, UNICEF Cambodia, FAO Cambodia, and WFP Cambodia brought together over 250 representatives from development partners, civil society and the private…

  • On 16th March 2015, Sri Lanka’s Scaling Up Nutrition Forum organised a Global Nutrition Report launch in Colombo. The event was attended by multiple stakeholders includingRosy Senanayake, State Minister of Children’s Affairs, Rosy Senanayake. In her address to the audience, she announced a nutrition package for pregnant mothers which is due to be launched on 21 March…

  • As of 19th March 2015, preparation of regional workshops on accelerating SUN country tracking of nutrition-relevant budget allocations is progressing with organisation by UNICEF on behalfof the UN Network. The workshops will be closed events with participants upon invitation only. The 32 SUN countries participating in the workshops had responded to a “Call of Interest” during…

  • On 5 March 2015, The Gambia held an event to recognise International School Meals Day as part of the world wide commemoration under the theme“Celebrating culture through food”. The celebration raised awareness on the importance of food and nutrition in education, as well as to share school feeding experiences from across the globe. The…

  • On 17 March 2015, the Philippines Department of Social Welfare Secretary, Corazon Juliano-Soliman, met with World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, who isalso a SUN Movement Lead Group Member. They explored ways to enhance their partnership in disaster preparedness and support for communities in Central Mindanao. The meeting was held in connection…

  • On 12 March 2015, the SUN Civil Society Network (SUNCSN) convened a second conference call between key stakeholders across the Civil Society Network known as theSUNCSN Advocacy Working Group. During this call, key activities in the coming months were shared to identify where efforts could be aligned for maximum impact in the lead up to high level…