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Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam meets with SUN Movement Coordinator to discuss progress in eliminating malnutrition by 2030

  |   SUN Country Network

On 16 February 2017, in Ha Noi, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Vu Duc Dam of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam had a meeting with Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Coordinator and Assistant UN Secretary-General Ms. Gerda Verburg to discuss progress in eliminating malnutrition by...

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Lesotho’s Food and Nutrition Coordination Office steps up commitment following a series of high level meetings

  |   SUN Country Network

From 30 April to 2 May 2017, SUN Movement Coordinator Gerda Verburg visited high level leaders in Lesotho to reflect on progress made and priorities for nutrition in coming months. As Lesotho heads into elections, the meetings were at an opportune moment to ensure continued...

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Countdown to the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, 22-31 May 2017. This decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) determines the policies of WHO and approves the programme budget. The WHA has endorsed the six global targets for improving maternal,...

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Businesses join the fight against malnutrition with the “Anjaramasoandro” network in Madagascar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Business Network

On 25 April 2017, a new platform to engage the private sector on nutrition was launched in Madagascar. The new platform titled, "Anjaramasoandro", brought together 10 founding member companies to the National Nutrition Office in Anosy. The establishment of the platform demonstrates the commitment of...

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reaffirms commitment to Zero Hunger in Liberia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 April 2017, during a visit from the World Food Programme Regional Director for Central and West Africa Abdou Dieng President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reaffirmed support for the ongoing government-led zero hunger strategic review exercise and the school feeding (also known as home-grown school feeding)...

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136th Inter-Parliamentary Union is held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  |   SUN Country Network

From 1 April 2017, the 136th Inter-Parliamentarian Union General Assembly brought together over 1,000 delegates from 131 Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) countries to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the five-day Assembly began with the theme "Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for...

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West African civil society make a collective call for nutrition action from Senegal workshop

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

From 28 February 2017, civil society nutrition champions from 12 SUN Countries came together for a four-day workshop in Dakar, Senegal, to strengthen advocacy capacities for scaling up nutrition. The SUN Civil Society Network Workshop was organized by Action Against Hunger and its partners -...

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Pakistan calls for more focus on improving women’s health to address maternal malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Civil Society Network

On 6 March 2017, in connection with International Women's Day, the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak) with the support of Micronutrient Initiative (MI), held a seminar on the importance of maternal malnutrition in Islamabad. Delivering the inaugural remarks, Ayesha Gulali, member of the...

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