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Accelerating collective efforts for children in Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 16th June 2015, the International Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme "Accelerating our collective efforts to end child marriage in Africa". Community leaders, traditional, religious leaders, girls affected by child marriage and key stakeholders came together to focus on the rights of...

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SUN Countries in Africa build the investment case for nutrition through budget analysis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

On 21st and 22nd April 2015, participants from 7 SUN countries met in Entebbe, Uganda, to accelerate efforts in budget analysis for nutrition. This was the second in a series of four regional workshops that aim to help policy makers prioritise, plan and make informed decisions...

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Preparation is underway for regional workshops this April, on SUN country budget analysis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

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 behalf of the UN Network. The workshops will be closed events with participants upon invitation only. The 32 SUN countries participating in the...

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Gambia celebrates culture through food as they celebrate International School Meals Day

  |   SUN Country Network

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...

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FAO awards countries for making great strides in combating undernourishment

  |   SUN UN Network

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

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The Government of Gambia launches a results based financing project with the World Bank

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 17 September 2014, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare launched a US$8.7 million grant from the World Bank to implement a 5-year results based financing project called the “Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project”. The project is being facilitated by the...

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