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Human Capital Summit shines a spotlight on the need for investment in the early years

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 6 October 2016, the World Bank Group convened a groundbreaking Human Capital Summit on the opening day of their Annual Meetings, to make the economic case for investing in the early years of children to drive future growth and development. Ministers from nine countries...

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Sudan urges for more investment in nutrition with a new investment case to save lives and drive economic growth

  |   SUN Country Network

On 10 August 2016, the Sudanese Ministry of Health, the Ministry of International Coorperation, UNICEF and WFP launched the Nutrition Investment Case for Sudan in the capital, Khartoum. It highlights that investing in nutrition provides opportunities to contribute to saving children’s lives, prevent disabilities...

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Investments in nutrition mobilised for the full potential and quality of human capital in Côte d’Ivoire

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

From 15-16 September 2016, a donor round table was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to mobilise resources for the implementation of the Côte d'Ivoire National and Multisectoral Nutrition Plan (2016-2020). The nutrition plan was adopted at an event chaired by President Alassane Ouattara in May...

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Global champions appointed to the SUN Movement Lead Group to spearhead the fight against malnutrition

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 21 September 2016, the office of the United Nations Secretary-General announced the 29 member SUN Movement Lead Group to spearhead the fight against malnutrition over the next two years. The group was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and coincided with their inaugural meeting at...

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Japan pledges to invest $30billion over the next three years to boost the African economy

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 27 August 20216, the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit was held at Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The event represented a major milestone and a big boost towards achieving a more strategic partnership between Japan and the region, underscored by...

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Consultation in Punjab Province stresses need for multi-sectoral action

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Civil Society Network

On 5 August 2016, a provincial consultation on the implementation of the Punjab multi-sectoral nutrition strategy was held. Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak) organised the event in collaboration with the Provincial SUN Unit and Micronutrient Initiative Pakistan. Despite its significant contribution to Pakistan’s annual...

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Ghana has been losing 6.4 percent of its GDP due to child undernutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

On 2 August 2016, the new report titled, "The Cost of Hunger in Africa: the Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition on Ghana’s Long-Term Development (COHA)" was launched in Ghana under the auspices of the National Development Planning Commission. According to the report, the economy of Ghana...

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International Youth Day 2016: The Road to 2030

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 12 August 2016, International Youth Day was commemorated around the world under the theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. The theme brought attention to the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development...

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