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Child malnutrition and COVID-19: the time to act is now

  |   SUN UN Network

* Call to action orginally published by The Lancet and signed by: Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director; Qu Dongyu, FAO Director-General; David M. Beasley, WFP Executive Director; and Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nutrition across the world, particularly in low-income and...

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Multisector collaboration for improved nutrition at the subnational level

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The determinants of malnutrition are varied, encompassing a range of biological, economic and sociocultural factors. Achieving global targets for reducing undernutrition calls for a multisectoral approach that includes scaled-up, proven, nutrition-specific interventions as well as nutrition-sensitive interventions and approaches.1 The last two decades have seen...

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Empowering youth for food system improvement and healthy diets in Cambodia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The engagement of youth in food systems improvement and healthy diets in Cambodia is a means for sharing information and increasing awareness of youth, linking youth to policy processes and creating awareness of the importance of youth for other stakeholders. FAO has found in other...

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A message from the SUN Executive Committee on the SUN Strategy  (2021-2025) Development Process

  |   SUN Country Network

    Substantial progress has been made in the development of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy 3.0 (for the period 2021-2025), informed by the Mid-term Review in 2018, the Strategic Review in 2019-2020 and last year’s Global Gathering. Building on these the SUN Movement Executive...

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FAO and PARLATINO working together to promote responsible investment in agriculture and food production in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Agricultural, Livestock and Fisheries Commission of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly agreed to increase responsible investment in agriculture and food systems with the aim of mitigating the effects of...

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More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

United Nations agencies warn of unprecedented impact of food insecurity and COVID-19 on child malnutrition More than 15 million cases[1] of acute malnutrition are expected in children under the age of five in West and Central Africa in 2020 – one-third of cases in the most severe...

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New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New analysis by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. No world region is immune, from Afghanistan and...

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IFAD’s support to Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity. In Niger, most people live in rural areas and...

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