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A message from the SUN Movement Coordinator on COVID-19 outbreak

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Dear colleagues,

I would like to send you my best wishes at this difficult time. The spread of the COVID-19 virus is having unprecedented effects. People have lost loved ones and fear for their families. At the same time this crisis has changed the way many of us have to live our lives and we don’t know for how long that will continue. Everywhere, however, I see a sense of solidarity and togetherness to get through this.

This is also true for all of us involved in the SUN Movement. From the point of view of the Secretariat, staff are continuing to work as best they can given their personal circumstances. I think we will all have to be flexible and realistic about how our plans may well be affected in this important year but let’s try and see what is possible. We may not be able to work in the way we might like for the foreseeable future but our aims remain the same.

The health, safety and well-being of all our colleagues and global community is our top responsibility and priority. At the same time, we will continue supporting SUN members and partners everywhere in the best ways we can and upholding our commitment towards a world free from malnutrition in all its forms.

If you have any questions or concerns to share, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will certainly keep you informed as we update and revise our planned activities to reflect the evolving situation. Please know that the team here in Geneva stands together with our colleagues around the world.

All the best to you and your families

Gerda Verburg,
UN Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator

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