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Costa Rica launches dietary guidelines for children under 2: only 39.7% have an adequate diet

  |   SUN Country Network

On 11 August, during World Breastfeeding Week 2021, Costa Rica launched dietary guidelines focusing specifically on nutrition during the critical first 1,000-day window of opportunity, from conception until a girl or boy is two years old. These guidelines aim to improve eating habits and reduce...

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Ethiopia: 9.4 million people are ‘living their worst nightmare’ due to ongoing conflict

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| First published by UN News on 26 November 2021 | The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has spiked as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a key SUN Movement partner, said...

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Sri Lanka: Government of Australia and FAO partner to improve the nutrition of families affected by COVID-19

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| First published by Ada Derana on 1 December 2021 | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with support from the Government of Australia is providing vegetable seed packs to around 46,000 vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka....

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Uganda: Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners discuss advancing nutrition

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| First published by WHO on 29 November 2021 |  Kampala, 29 November 2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the country’s stakeholders on nutrition discussed advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda in a one-day symposium, convened by the Ministry of Health, under the theme ‘Strengthening...

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From counting calories to calculating cost: How can USD 6 billion really help end world hunger?

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| By David Laborde, Jaron Porciello and Carin Smaller. First published by ceres2030 on 25 November  2021 | When it comes to feeding the world, funders are hungry for solutions and eager for evidence that their money will make the most impact. The media spotlight recently shone on the issue...

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Madagascar: ‘World cannot look away’ as 1.3 million face severe hunger

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First published by UN News on 18 November 2021 ________________________________________ The international community must step up support to Madagascar, where more than one million people in the south are facing severe hunger, the top UN aid official there said on Thursday in a renewed appeal for solidarity...

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Poor diets and resulting malnutrition continue to be unacceptably high, finds Global Nutrition Report 2021

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The 2021 Global Nutrition Report, launched today, Tuesday 23 November 2021, finds that, despite some progress, diets are not getting healthier and make increasing demands on the environment, while unacceptable levels of malnutrition persist. The high human, environmental and economic costs of continuing our current...

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Indonesia: Vice President calls investing in nutrition a wise investment

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First published by World Akkam, on Tuesday 23 November 2021 Investing in nutrition is the most profitable form of investment. For every $1 you invest in a nutrition programme, you get 30 times more profit. It’s a smart investment. Jakarta (ANTARA)-Vice President Maalphamine of Indonesia has said...

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Lead Group endorses mutual accountability and success approach for new phase

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On Monday 15 November, the SUN Movement Lead Group meeting brought together some 15 members and deputies to discuss progress and entry points and endorse a draft mutual accountability framework and definitions and indicators of success for 2021-2025. These papers were prepared by the SUN...

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Call for nominations: Executive Committee alternates

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN Secretariat

Guided by its Strategy for 2021-2025, the SUN Movement entered its third phase this year. Ensuring that global governance mechanisms promote country leadership and enable active participation from all parts of the Movement lies at the heart of effectively implementing this phase of the Movement. The...

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