Updates
  • The SUN Movement Independent Comprehensive Evaluation (ICE) Inception Report is now available. The evaluation team will be interviewing a wide range of stakeholders from across and outside the Movement. The evaluators are eager to hear all views, whether positive or critical, in order to enrich the evaluation exercise. Read the Inception Report Read the Introductory Briefing…

  • On 2 July 2014, the Kingdom of Lesotho became the 54th country to join the SUN Movement. On behalf of the government, a letter of commitment was sent by Dr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, MP, Prime Minister of Lesotho. The letter highlighted that malnutrition was one of the most serious, long term problems faced by Lesotho…

  • 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…

  • In May 2014,  the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon and UNICEF, hosted the first Business Forum for nutrition. Thirty private sector representatives came together in Douala to discuss the role of the private sector in investing for development and scaling up of multisectoral nutrition interventions in Cameroon. The discussions centred around experiences of the role of…

  • Until 17 August 2014, the joint FAO/WHO Secretariat of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is inviting all stakeholders to comment on the zero draft of the ICN2 Framework for Action (FFA). The FFA is one of two outcome documents expected to be agreed at ICN2.  The other is the Rome Declaration, which will be agreed…

  • On 26 June 2014, His Excellency King Letsie III of Lesotho hosted a breakfast meeting, on the margins of the 23rd Ordinary Session of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The main objective of the event was to advocate to and sensitize Africa’s policy makers, at the highest level,…

  • The second Scaling Up Nutrition: In Practice brief focuses on Information Systems for Nutrition. Stakeholders from six SUN countries have contributed accounts of how relevant indicators are being collected, managed, analysed, reported upon and used to track progress and prioritise responses in order to improve the nutrition of people. Key lessons have been identified in…

  • On 29 July 2014, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it would extend its agreement with Micronutrient Initiative (MI). This agreement enables the continuation of its food fortification programme with the Government of Pakistan, and to advocate for the need to address micronutrient-related malnutrition among the people of Pakistan. “WFP’s partnership with MI, in…

  • During mid-July 2014, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) hosted an intensive four-day training workshop at its Rome headquarters with about 40 staff and consultants to expand the pool of experts on nutrition-sensitive agricultural and rural development projects. The event was developed jointly by IFAD, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and REACH, a partnership of United Nations…

  • On 28 April 2014, Kenya’s Civil Society Alliance brought together multiple stakeholders for a capacity building in nutrition advocacy training in Nairobi. The three day event was hosted by the Kenya AIDS NGO’s Consortium (KANCO) with support from ACTION. Participants included representatives from government, civil society, the UN system and business. Not only did the…