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Nutrition – the guest of honor at the UN General Assembly’s table

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

From 12 to 25 Septemeber 2017, the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) convene at UN Headquarters in New York. Nutrition played an important role during the Assembly where the SUN Movement, along with its partners, called on attendees to take urgent...

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UN officials meet with Djibouti President on sustainable development

  |   SUN UN Network

On 23 July 2017, senior United Nations officials met with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to discuss cooperation of the UN agencies in the country. UN chiefs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme...

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The African Development Bank Annual Meeting in India sets new milestones for Africa-Asia relations

  |   SUN Donor Network

From 22 to 26 May 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB) held their Annual Meeting in in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, setting a new milestone for Africa-India-Asia relations. The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the AfDB and the 43rd Meetings of the Board...

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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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High level officials unite for nutrition during visit from SUN Movement Coordinator in Bangladesh

  |   SUN Country Network

On 2 April 2017, Gerda Verburg, SUN Movement Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General, met with high level officials in Bangladesh to discuss how the country is working towards achieving the sustainable development goals and better nutrition for all. The three-day visit included meetings with the...

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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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