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Committed countries are at the core of the SUN movement. Any country working to deliver progress and action to scale up nutrition can participate in the SUN Movement. Learn more ▶

    News from SUN countries

  • November 7, 2014

    Benin hosts a workshop for SUN countries on financing nutrition interventions

    A regional workshop of tools related to financing nutrition interventions took place in Cotonou (Benin) from 28 to 31 October 2014. The workshop reviewed ownershipof tools across costing, financial tracking and participatory local impact monitoring of nutrition interventions. The workshop was organized by the Government of Benin with support from the SUN Movement Secretariat,…

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  • November 4, 2014

    Chad establishes their national nutrition platform with a Ministerial Decree

    On 22 August 2014, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Chad, Hon. Kalzeube Payuimi Deubet, signed a Presedential Decree for the creation, organisation andfunction of a national nutrition council called “Conseil National de Nutrition et d’Alimentation” (CNNA). The decree gives the CNNA legal status and enables them to take the initiative to bring…

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  • November 3, 2014

    5th Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security celebrations

    On 31 October and 3 November 2014 and , the African Union and the Government of Malawi celebrated Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security. The dayis celebrated annually and aims to create a platform for stakeholders to discuss solutions and make recommendations on food and nutrition security in Africa. The 2010, the African Union (AU) announced that the 30…

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  • October 31, 2014

    Scaling Up Nutrition with the Business Network in Pakistan

    On 24 October 2014, a meeting was organised by the Pakistan Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms to promote the formulation of the Pakistan businessnetwork for scaling up nutrition in Islamabad. The network was the result of a collaboration between the Ministry, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and the United Nations…

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  • October 30, 2014

    Journalists in Ghana are equipped with nutrition knowledge

    On 17 October 2014, a media seminar about the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) was held in Accra, Ghana for journalists from private andpublic media. The event was organised by the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The key messages for the journalists…

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  • October 23, 2014

    Civil Society is Scaling Up Nutrition in Malawi with creative media

    Throughout 2014, CSONA Malawi has produced multimedia to aid their efforts in scaling up nutrition. These tools aid social mobilisation, communication and advocacy efforts forthe engagement of all stakeholders. They encompass key messages to improve awareness of the underlying causes of malnutrition and to promote of good nutrition practices for the people of rural…

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  • October 23, 2014

    Myanmar broadcasts the importance of the first 1000 days on local television

    In August 2014, as part of National Nutrition Month, the National Nutrition Centre (NNC) in the Ministry of Health of Myanmar broadcast a short filmto educate the public about the importance of the thousand day window from conception through to two years of age. The NNC produced the video with support from Save the…

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  • October 2, 2014

    The first workshop on SMAC for Nutrition is held in Tanzania

    From 23 to 25 September 2014, SUN countries came together for the first Scaling Up Nutrition Social Mobilization, Advocacy and Communication (SMAC) for Nutrition workshopin Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event was organised by the Tanzania Civil Society Alliance PANITA with the support of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre…

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  • October 2, 2014

    Bangladesh observes World Breastfeeding Week 2014 with the Prime Minister and Civil Society

    On 6 August 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the week long programme which marks the fourth year for Bangladesh toobserve World Breastfeeding Week. The Health Minister Mohammed Nasim said the country had taken on new programmes this year to make the campaign more successful including discussions at community clinics,…

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  • September 30, 2014

    “The State of Food Insecurity in the World” is launched for 2014

    On 16 September 2014, the annual report “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014” (SOFI 2014) was launched in Rome, Italy. The reportpresents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the millennium development goals (MDGs) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. It is jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…

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Source for map data: Demographic and Health Surveys; Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys; UNDESA; World Bank; and other National surveys