IPU Secretary General calls for action on nutrition from Speakers of Parliament
On 2 February 2017, Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union sent a letter to the Speakers of Parliament of the 58 SUN Countries to encourage action against malnutrition. The letter was accompanied by a concept note detailing the benefit of a Parliamentarian consultation on nutrition to strengthen parliamentarian engagement and contribution to the the collaborative work of the SUN Movement.
The consultations will serve as a useful foundation for the 136th Inter-Parliamentarian Union Assembly from 1-5 April 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Martin Chungong was appointed by the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to serve on the SUN Movement Lead Group for a period of two years. A Cameroonian national, Martin Chungong made double history by becoming the first-ever African and the first non-European to be elected as IPU Secretary General in the Organization’s 126-year history. In his role, he manages the staff and budget in addition to implementing the decisions of the Governing Council and IPU Assembly.