As stakeholders work toward improving nutrition, groups coordinating in the SUN Networks abide by standard Principles of Engagement. These Principles ensure that the Movement is flexible and able to effectively scale up nutrition, while maintaining a common purpose and mutual accountability.
The SUN Movement Principles of Engagement are as follows:
Be transparent about impact: all stakeholders to transparently and honestly demonstrate the impact of collective action.
Be inclusive: through open multi-stakeholder partnerships that bring proven solutions and interventions to scale.
Be rights-based: act in line with a commitment to uphold the equity and rights of all women, men and their children.
Be willing to negotiate: when conflicts arise, as can be expected with diverse partners working together, hold the intention to resolve conflicts and reach a way forward.
Be mutually accountable: act so all stakeholders feel responsible for and are held collectively accountable to the joint commitments.
Be cost-effective: establish priorities on evidenced-based analysis of what will have the greatest and most sustainable impact for the least cost.
Be continuously communicative: to learn and adapt through regular sharing of the relevant critical lessons, what works and what does not, across sectors, countries and stakeholders.
Stakeholders, the Networks and communities are best able to engage and sustain the momentum of the Movement if they adhere to the Principles of Engagement. These Principles are the starting point for the development of strategies that every stakeholder group can develop to best integrate and contribute to the SUN Movement.