SUN Movement Regional Gathering

SUN Movement Regional Gathering 2022 - Latin America and the Caribbean

SUN Movement Regional Gathering 2022 - Latin America and the Caribbean

October 4, 2022 - Last update: September 28, 2023
One region, one goal: better nutrition for all!

The first-ever SUN Movement Regional Gathering took place in Panama City, Panama from 13 to 15 December 2022.

The event brought together SUN Government Focal Points and representatives of all stakeholders from civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, private sector partners, academia, parliamentarians, youth and others from the Latin America and the Caribbean region. This represented a moment for sharing and learning, taking stock of progress and it was a key opportunity where the regional nutrition community could reflect on joint efforts to accelerate implementation and scale up results in countries under SUN 3.0.  

The SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 (2021–2025) puts a greater emphasis on a county-led, county-driven SUN Movement and on sustainable impact at country level, namely reached through strengthened capacities of the SUN Focal Point’s Team to lead and steer country priorities. In line with the 4 Strategic Objectives, the Latin American SUN Regional Gathering provided an opportunity for countries to set up the priorities of the SUN Regional Hub and consolidate the regional dynamic. 

In the framework of SUN 3.0 and the regionalization phase, the Latin American SUN Regional Gathering focused on the following main objectives: 

  • Create a space where SUN countries can agree on priority actions, opportunities, set ambitions and endorse the LAC Regional Roadmap and Action Plan for 2023 and beyond;
  • Showcase the wealth of experiences, knowledge and resources that each SUN country in the region has to offer, to share experiences, prioritizing country leadership and focusing on supporting systemic change at country level;
  • Recognize regional progress in advancing nutrition goals, identifying regional opportunities and demonstrating the value of being a SUN Movement country.


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Summary of proceedings - SUN Regional Gathering 2022
SUN Regional Gathering - Programme
SUN Regional Gathering - Logistical Note

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Panama City

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Latin America and Caribbean
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement


08:30 - 10:30
Opening ceremony

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10:30 - 12:15
Taking stock for LAC successes in the framework of SUN 3.0 and main priorities
12:30 - 14:00
Session 1: Innovative methods for resource mobilization – the role of the private sector and the SUN Business Network

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16:00 - 18:00
Deep dive 1: Nutrition financing – resource mobilization strategy

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09:00 - 10:00
N4G webinar

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10:30 - 12:15
Session 2: Multisectoral information systems for nutrition

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12:30 - 14:00
Session 3: Systemic change, development of an action plan for the food systems pathway

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16:00 - 18:00
Session 4: Development and implementation of a km action plan for the LAC region

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08:30 - 10:00
Advocacy for nutrition: talking as one voice to influnce decision making

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10:30 - 12:30
Session 5: Linking social protection and nutrition in LAC: evidence, opportunities, and challenges

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14:00 - 15:30
Road ahead leveraging the regional bodies, including reflections between buddies


SUN Movement Regional Gathering - Latin America and the Caribbean