Welcome to Papua New Guinea! The 57th country to join the SUN Movement
On 12 April 2016, the Independent state of Papua New Guinea officially joined the SUN Movement with a joint letter of commitment from Secretary Pascoe Kase, of the National Department of Health and, Secretary Hakua Harry, of the Department for National Planning and Monitoring.
To combat food and nutrition insecurity, the government has developed a multi-sectoral National Nutrition Policy and the country had been addressing malnutrition through sector-level development planning for a number of years. However, the country faced challenges in effective implementation and achieving results for people affected by malnutrition.
The letter is a demonstration of commitment from the government of Papua New Guinea to combat malnutrition, hunger and poverty and recognises the impact of malnutrition on reaching the nations human and economic potential. It follows an April 2015 high level advocacy meeting convened jointly by the Secretaries of five relevant ministries where consensus was reached on establishing a high-level multi-sectoral coordination mechanism.
The SUN Movement welcomes its newest member, Papua New Guinea.