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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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Indonesian Ministers of finance, health, planning and development talk nutrition with SUN Movement Coordinator

  |   SUN Country Network

On 22 February 2017, SUN Movement Coordinator and Assistant Secretary-General, Ms. Gerda Verburg, met with Ministers from a wide range of sectors during a two day visit to Indonesia. Gerda was welcomed by Ibu Nina Sardjunani at Indonesia's Sustainable Development Secretariat Office - Ibu Nina...

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Nutrition at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN Business Network

From 17-20 January 2017, around 3,000 global leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to tackle issues threatening the world today. Davos revolves around the idea that the only way to address big challenges is to talk to...

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The #EarlyMomentsMatter – Children need adequate nutrition, stimulation, love and protection

  |   SUN UN Network

On 10 January 2017, UNICEF launched the new #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign with support from the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain....

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Zero Hunger and good health go hand in hand. Let’s be #HealthyNotHungry!

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

During the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the World Food Programme launched the Healthy Not Hungry campaign which aims to accelerate progress to Goal 2 — Zero Hunger, and Goal 3 — Good Health and Well-Being. The Healthy Not Hungry campaign is a joint initiative of the...

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