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SUN Strategy 2021-2025 - English

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Building the next phase of the SUN Movement (2021–2025)

Substantial progress has been made in the development of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy 3.0, informed by the Mid-term Review in 2018, the Strategic Review in 2019-2020 and the 2019 Global Gathering. Building on these, the SUN Movement Executive Committee drafted a strategy for the third phase which has been approved by the SUN Movement Lead Group during their meeting in December 2020. Currently, countries are in the lead to operationalise the strategy at a national level. The Operationalisation Group (OPS Group) has been initiated to further unpack the strategy related to questions for the whole SUN Movement under the auspices of the Lead Group.

The strategy development and operationalisation process is focused on transparency, openness and inclusiveness while also tackling the urgent need for greater pace in helping the nutrition community navigate the new COVID landscape in speaking with greater resolution, clarity, unity and authority at this critical time. This is the time when SUN is most needed, and we need to continue to show its value.

The Ops Group

The Operationalisation Group (Ops Group) is led by the SUN Movement Executive Committee members Allison Oman, Asma Lateef, Jo Moir and Tumaini Mikindo to support the operationalisation of the strategy for SUN 3.0. The group will focus on key questions related to Country Delivery, Knowledge Management and MEAL, Financing and Governance and Accountability in four working groups. Key stakeholders in the SUN Movement are included in these working groups, with an emphasis on reflecting the perspectives of stakeholders in SUN Countries. As final outcome the group will develop recommendations to be presented and adopted to the SUN Movement Lead Group.

Outcomes of the OPS Group:

• Implementation report: Report to the SUN Movement Lead Group on the implementation of the Ops Group recommendations – English

• Report to the SUN Movement Lead Group (June 2021) – English

• Draft report to the SUN Movement Lead Group – English | French | Spanish 

—  TOR of the Ops Group
Members of the Ops Group and WG Members
Specific Methodology of the WG on Governance & Accountability
Factors for Success for a country-led and country-driven SUN Movement
Risk-informed planning and decision making. Suggestions for a Risk Framework
Suggested process for a capacity and risk self- assessment and the design of capacity development strategies
SUN Pooled Fund process mapped across the pilot framework

• Working Group Reports

— Working Group Country Delivery – Report
— Working Group MEAL and Knowledge Management – Report
— Working Group Finance – Report
— Working Group Governance and Accountability – Upcoming (see draft report for the recommendations)

More information: 

Terms of reference for external support
FAQs about the Ops Group

Outcomes consultations

Extensive consultations have been held for the development of the strategy for SUN 3.0. While the strategy has been finalised, these consultations remain a critical source of input for the operationalisation of the strategy.

Consultations by region

West and Central Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

South, South East Asia and the Pacific

East and Southern Africa

West and Central Asia


Summary report and Original Stakeholders’ inputs

Development and consultation on the strategy for SUN 3.0

A Movement-wide consultation on the 2019-2020 Strategic Review, helped inform an intense series of discussions amongst Executive Committee members over a four-week period in April and May 2020. Key topics discussed included: country engagement and ownership, the country and global structures needed, governance and accountability and the financing, positioning and communication of SUN Movement action. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the discussions were carried out virtually with the full engagement of all Executive Committee members and the involvement of the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) as well as the SUN Network facilitators.


The Executive Committee has established a Strategy Development Working Group that includes several SUN Country Focal Points and the SUN Coordinator. This Working Group is working closely with two independent facilitators to support the full Executive Committee in developing a focused set of strategic priorities within the framework of a draft strategy. The Executive Committee is taking full ownership of the draft strategy and every member of the Executive Committee as well as the networks and SMS have actively contributed to this draft.

  • Read the terms of reference for the independent facilitators – click here

Once the draft is fully developed and translated, it will be shared widely for consultation across the Movement.  (see timeline below).  Responses from this consultation will help to shape a revised version of the draft strategy for discussion and eventual endorsement by the Lead Group. The feedback received will also be made available on the SUN Movement website whilst respecting confidentiality. Once the SUN Movement 3.0 strategy is endorsed, the focus will switch to its operationalisation and implementation.

Consultation on draft SUN 3.0 StrategyConsultation relative au projet de Stratégie du Mouvement SUN 3.0Consulta sobre el proyecto de la estrategia del Movimiento SUN 3.0
Strategy consultation guide

The draft strategy consultation guide has been developed to ensure that everyone is informed of the process, key dates, contacts and channels to share reactions and suggestions to the draft strategy.

SUN 3.0 - Key Dates

As the implications of the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly unfold, the Executive Committee is working  virtually to ensure this critical process stays on track. The timeline for this process is as follows:

Key dates

As the implications of the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly unfold, the Executive Committee is working  virtually to ensure this critical process stays on track. The timeline for this process is as follows:

    • 10 February: Executive Committee virtual meeting via teleconference. Summary Note: English
    • 14 February to 15 March – dissemination of draft Strategic Review report and virtual Movement- wide consultations on the draft Strategic Review.
    • 10 March – Executive Committee virtual meeting to discuss draft Strategic Review and consultation results.
    • 12 March – Executive Committee virtual meeting, via teleconference. Summary Note: English
    • 8 April: Executive Committee virtual meeting via teleconference. Summary Note: English
    • 17 April: final Strategic Review report translated and disseminated to SUN Movement.
    • 22 April – 13 May: Executive Committee small group discussions regarding phase three.
    • July: First draft strategy written by the Executive Committee and translated
    • 4 August – 4 September: Consultation with key SUN Movement stakeholders on draft strategy through regional virtual consultations and an online survey.
    • September: Executive Committee to update draft strategy based on consultation results.
    • November: Executive Committee sends proposed draft strategy to Lead Group for discussion and decision-making.
    • December: Annual Lead Group meeting (to be held virtually).

Background Materials

SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020)

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020) is the product of a consultative process that spanned SUN Countries, multiple United Nations (UN) and donor agencies, along with hundreds of international and national non-government organisations and businesses. It outlines the SUN Movement’s second phase and is focused on translating momentum into results for people who suffer due to malnutrition everywhere. It presents a practical vision of how we can all work together, toward our vision of a world without malnutrition by 2030.

Read a message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap English Français Español


SUN Movement Strategy and Road Map
English | Français | Español

The Strategy in a Second
English | Français | Español


In September 2012 the SUN Movement was comprised of 30 SUN countries and continues to expand. It is a country-driven Movement and builds on the progress achieved in country. The SUN Strategy 2012-15 is a summary of the Movement’s goals, objectives, mode of operation and accountability. It should be read in conjunction with the 2012 SUN Road Map which describes, in greater detail, how SUN countries are scaling up nutrition and the support they can expect to receive to accelerate their achievements. Operating plans and investment frameworks are to be developed annually: they will include  activities, results, targets and milestones for each objective within the strategy.



Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy (2012-2015)
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The Framework for Action has two main purposes. The first is to provide an outline of the emerging framework of key considerations, principles and priorities for action to address undernutrition. The second is to mobilize support for increased investment in a set of nutrition interventions across different sectors. Thus, the intended audience is principally policymakers and opinion leaders, rather than nutrition specialists.

The document is organized as follows:

• Why A Major Focus Now on Reducing Undernutrition?
• A Multi-Sectoral Approach
• Scaling Up a Set of Direct Nutrition Interventions
• Benefits of Scaling Up the Set of Interventions
• Moving To Action
• Conclusion

Scaling Up Nutrition – A Framework for Action (reprint 2011)

A road map for SUN (2010) and SUN Movement Revised Road Map (2012)

• A Road Map for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) (2010)

• SUN Movement Revised Road Map (2012)
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