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  • Read the November 2014 Update for news from SUN Countries and around the Movement.

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  • On 16th December 2014, the office of the World Bank Executive Board approved a loan amounting to $1.1 billion for three projects in Bangladesh. The fundhas the potential to benefit almost 36m people by improving the quality of primary education, building coastal communities’ resilience to natural disaster, and increasing the nutrition and cognitive development of children….

  • On 30th November 2014, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Director General, José Graziano da Silva honored the achievements of thirteen countries for their progressin fighting hunger. SUN countries Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Mauritania and the Philippines were among those awarded with diplomas at FAO headquarters in Rome. Their success includes the early achievement of…

  • On 8 December 2014, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released a report on “The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Non-Communicable Diseases in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries”. The reportidentifies that rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in…

  • From the 9th – 11th December 2014, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) held its 7th International Development Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event wasorganised by SDPI together with FAO, IFAD and WFP and was titled “Pathways to Sustainable Development”. The conference brings together multiple stakeholders to share best practices and present workable solutions…

  • In early December 2014, following the Second International Conference on Nutrition, the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) finalised a Policy Brief and Technical Noteon “Nutrition and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals”. The UNSCN recognises that explicit attention to nutrition is needed across the Sustainable Development Goals and developed the two documents together with Patrick Webb, a Professor…

  • Consultations are underway on the setting up of a Global Financing Facility (GFF) to mobilize support for plans to accelerate progress on the health-related MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDGs) and bring an end to preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030.  The deadline to contribute is Friday, 12th December 2014. The overall aim of the GFF…

  • On 19 November 2014, the SUN Movement Secretariat together with the European Union organised a Side Event during the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)in Rome. The purpose was to share the experiences of SUN countries as they seek to scale up nutrition and contribute to the ICN2 and its follow up. The Side Event was…

  • From 19 – 21 November 2014, the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) was held in Rome, Italy. ICN2 was a high-level intergovernmental meeting, focused onglobal attention to addressing malnutrition. ICN2 was jointly organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with IFAD, IFPRI, UNESCO, UNICEF, World…

  • On 17 November 2014, ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) launched a comprehensive pocketbookof nutrition related data. The pocketbook covers all regions of the world and is a pocket-sized compendium of the state of nutrition worldwide. The data includes trends on micronutrient deficiencies, obesity…