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Economic empowerment of rural women strengthens food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The programme, 'Accelerating Progress towards Rural Women's Economic Empowerment’, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (UN Women) and the...

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Children pushed into severe acute malnutrition could increase by more than double this year in Haiti

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children. The number of children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti could increase by more than double this year, warned UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Gough, who concluded a...

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Government of Indonesia and Nutrition International share lessons from adolescent nutrition intervention to prevent anaemia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia, and Canada, concluded the Prevention of Anaemia in Adolescent Girls – MITRA Youth program. Implemented in ten districts each of East Java and East Nusa Tenggara provinces, the program reached...

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Tackling hunger and malnutrition among vulnerable communities in Burkina Faso

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of USD7 million from Japan to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable populations in a country hard-hit by the combined effects of insecurity, recurrent climate shocks, rising food prices, and the socio-economic impacts of the global...

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The latest wave of COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on children and their families in South Asia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a USD 164 million appeal for personal protective gear, together with COVID-19 testing and control equipment, to save lives amidst the deadly wave of infections which continues to sweep across South Asia. Across the region of almost 2 billion...

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40th anniversary of the international code of marketing breastmilk substitutes

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Joint statement from Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General In 1981, health officials from around the world gathered at the World Health Assembly to address aggressive marketing tactics by the infant and young child feeding industry, which was promoting formula...

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