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UN officials call for urgent action to avert famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north-east Nigeria

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 10 March 2017, following country visits, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien urged the international community for comprehensive action to save people facing or at risk of famine. In his address to the Security Council the top United Nations official warned, without collective and...

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Listening to SUN country actors: A face-to-face interview with Dr Mohamed Abdi Farrah, Somalia SUN Focal Point

  |   SUN in Practice

Background Somalia has been affected by civil war since 1991 and suffers from recurrent droughts, characterising it as a complex political environment with extreme poverty, food insecurity and instability. Somalia’s malnutrition rates are consistently among the worst in the world, with currently 13.6 per cent wasting...

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Women call for greater political participation and power sharing in Somalia

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, an event was organised by the Federal Government of Somalia with support from the European Union and United Nations agencies under the theme, 'A pledge for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment', t recognise International Women's Day. This responds to call by Somali women for greater...

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Workshop in Kenya builds the knowledge base for effective engagement to Scale Up Nutrition

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

From 10th to 12th June 2015, the SUN Movement Secretariat partnered with UNICEF and the SUN Business Network for a three day Scaling Up Nutrition event in Nairobi, Kenya. The first day was a workshop led by the SUN Business Network on ‘Understanding the Role of...

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Accelerating collective efforts for children in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Civil Society 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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