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What we do

SUN Movement vision and principles

We work to realize the vision of a world free from malnutrition in all its forms, by 2030.
Led by countries and governments, supported by organisations and individuals – collective action ensures every child, adolescent, mother and family can realise their right to food and nutrition, reach their full potential and shape sustainable and prosperous societies.

Since 2010, the SUN Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition, in all its forms. With the governments of SUN Countries in the lead, it unites people—from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition.

The Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Strategy SUN 3.0 (2021–2025) continues to highlight the importance of nutrition as a universal agenda – and one which is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To realize the vision of a world without hunger and malnutrition, the SUN Movement Principles of Engagement guide members as they work in a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder space to effectively work together to end malnutrition, in all its forms. These principles ensure that the SUN Movement is flexible while maintaining a common purpose and mutual accountability.


SUN Movement Principles of Engagement

All stakeholders will engage in transparent behaviour, and commit to establishing rigorous evaluations of the impacts of collective action and the contributions of individual

The SUN Movement is open to all stakeholders that demonstrate their commitment to its goals and principles. Violators of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes undermine efforts to improve nutrition and as such continue to be excluded from the Movement;

Act in accordance with a commitment to uphold the equity and rights of all women, men and children;

Stakeholders will seek to resolve divergences in approaches or interests whenever they arise;

Support collective responsibility of stakeholders towards shared outcomes, but uphold and strengthen accountability of individual actors vis-à-vis their commitments and actions;

Pursue and support evidence-based priorities that will achieve the greatest sustainable impact for the cost;

Learn and adapt through regular sharing of relevant lessons on what works and what does not, across countries, sectors and stakeholders;

Manage personal and institutional conflicts of interest with integrity;

Collaborate in a way that builds trust and respects the contributions and perspectives of other stakeholders; and

Act in a way that contributes to improving the nutrition and the well-being of all people, with careful consideration about negative consequences to people and planet, and clear mitigation strategies.

SUN in a snapshot

Briefs/ fact sheets

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a country-driven initiative led by 65 countries and four Indian states and supported by thousands of stakeholders from across society – all united in their mission to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

SUN Progress Reports

The year 2022 was one of transformation for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. SUN stepped up efforts laid out in its 2021–2025 (SUN 3.0) Strategy, helping to position nutrition both as a key driver and outcome of sustainable development.

We worked on boosting country ownership of the SUN Movement’s coordinated and systemic approach to combating malnutrition, with dedicated attention to fragile States requiring both nutritious humanitarian assistance during emergencies and durable solutions to strengthen their resilience to recurring economic crises, conflicts and extreme climate events.