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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

  • December 19, 2014

    Bangladesh loan for $1.1 billion is approved by the World Bank

    On 16th December 2014, the office of the World Bank Executive Board approved a loan amounting to $1.1 billion for three projects in Bangladesh. The fundhas the potential to benefit almost 36m people by improving the quality of primary education, building coastal communities’ resilience to natural disaster, and increasing the nutrition and cognitive development of children….

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  • December 16, 2014

    FAO awards countries for making great strides in combating undernourishment

    On 30th November 2014, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Director General, José Graziano da Silva honored the achievements of thirteen countries for their progressin fighting hunger. SUN countries Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Mauritania and the Philippines were among those awarded with diplomas at FAO headquarters in Rome. Their success includes the early achievement of…

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  • December 16, 2014

    Federal Minister shares progress in Pakistan at the International Development Conference

    From the 9th – 11th December 2014, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) held its 7th International Development Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event wasorganised by SDPI together with FAO, IFAD and WFP and was titled “Pathways to Sustainable Development”. The conference brings together multiple stakeholders to share best practices and present workable solutions…

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