Comoros signaled its commitment to join the SUN Movement on 3 December 2013.
The Union of Comoros has made considerable progress in terms of human development. Child mortality, for example, is currently estimated at fifty deaths per thousand live births- a decrease by more than half over the past twenty years. However, malnutrition remains a burden that weighs heavily on children under five years, negatively affecting their physical and cognitive development.
Demographic and Health Survey by the Government of the Union of Comoros revel that 30 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months suffer from chronic malnutrition
The Government of Comoros has developed a national policy on food and nutrition that awaits adoption by the National Assembly. The President also plans to appoint a national coordinator who will lead a multi-sectoral platform for scaling up nutrition based in the Office of the President. In support of the government’s resolve to improve nutrition, UN system agencies in Comoros have also committed to include nutrition as a key focus within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework which will cover the period of 2015 to 2019.