23-24 September, New York

Each year since 2010 there has been a High-Level Meeting and a series of other gatherings held in New York during the United Nations General Assembly, to increase political attention to the issue of nutrition and encourage greater support for the efforts of SUN countries and the Movement.

As a result of the dramatic increase in political attention to nutrition throughout 2013, SUN countries and stakeholder groups have sought to create space for more in-depth, structured interaction. The SUN Movement Global Gathering offered an opportunity for this form of interaction. Participants from SUN countries and across the Movement came together in this workshop-style event to solve practical bottlenecks and achieve concrete results.

Participants included SUN government focal points and a small delegation of two additional representatives from their countries. The four SUN Networks (United Nations, Donors, Civil Society and Business) also nominated a small group of representatives to participate in the event.

The Global Gathering included a review of the draft SUN Movement 2013 Progress Report, sessions led by SUN Countries with the aim of sharing their learning, challenges and needs as well as breakout sessions led by the four supporting Networks of the SUN Movement. 

The SUN Movement Lead Group met privately on the morning of the 23 September to reflect on progress and to suggest ways in which actions could be accelerated particularly in relation to strengthening the capacity of SUN countries to deliver results at scale and to monitor progress and impact across the Movement as a whole.  The Lead Group invited high-level representatives of the 1,000 Days partnership and the co-hosts of the June 8th Nutrition for Growth event to join them for part of the meeting. It was an opportunity to establish synergies between these initiatives and the SUN Movement.



Photos from the Global Gathering

VIDEO: Scaling Up Nutrition Movement: 2013 Global Gathering, Day 1

VIDEO: Scaling Up Nutrition Movement: 2013 Global Gathering, Day 2

VIDEO: The First Thousand Days

VIDEO: The First Thousand Days (FRENCH)

VIDEO: The First Thousand Days (SPANISH)