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Somalia: World Food Day event called for local action to improve food systems

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

*Originally published by Somalia Affairs on 20 October 2021 MOGADISHU – FAO Somalia in partnership with the World Food Programme and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation held a joint virtual event to mark this year’s World Food Day. The event was attended by participants from across...

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Kenya: NICHE programme benefits vulnerable children, and mothers

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

© UNICEF/UNI377887/Bongyereirwe *Originally published by Kenya News Agency on 5 October 2021, written by Anthony Melly There is relief for vulnerable children under the age of two years, and pregnant and lactating mothers in West Pokot and North Pokot sub-counties after the Kenyan government launched a programme...

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New SUN Movement Executive Committee appointed

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

Photo: ©UNICEF To increase SUN member country representation in its governance, the SUN Movement Lead Group has appointed a new Executive Committee (ExCom) to implement the Strategy for the Movement’s third phase (2021-2025). The ExCom forms part of the Movement’s stewardship arrangements and acts on behalf...

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International Day of Rural Women: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

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Photo: ILO/M. Crozet Originally published by UN Women, Friday 8 October 2021 This year, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), puts a spotlight on “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.” Established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, this international day...

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WFP: Half of Afghanistan’s children under 5 expected to suffer from acute malnutrition as hunger takes root for millions

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

*Kabul – Wrapping up a two-day visit to Herat, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, Hervé Ludovic De Lys, and WFP Afghanistan Representative and Country Director, Mary-Ellen McGroarty, sounded the alarm on the dire state of malnutrition and food insecurity sweeping across the country. Without reliable access...

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Burkina Faso: Successfully scaling up nutrition in a digital world

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

Burkina Faso’s ten-year journey with the integrated e-diagnostic approach (IeDA) provides a rare and inspiring example of a digital health tool brought to scale. The country showcases good practice with this solution, as it covers 84 per cent of the country’s primary health care facilities...

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Op-ed: Nutritionists and environmentalists must join hands to unlock the power of the plate

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

© UNICEF/Antoine Raab Op-ed by Stineke Oenema, Executive Secretary of UN Nutrition, Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT and SUN Lead Group member and, Joao Campari, Global Leader, Food Practice at WWF *Originally published by Food Thank in September 2021. Headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic have...

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Nutrition for Growth commitments: Improving nutrition in Viet Nam

  |   Blogs, SUN Civil Society Network

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is a global pledging moment to drive greater action toward ending malnutrition and helping ensure everyone, everywhere can reach their full potential. The first N4G Summit was held in London in 2013 where 100 stakeholders endorsed the Global N4G Compact and...

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A SUN Movement Call to Action for Nutrition ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

A multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition must be front and centre in food systems transformation The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), to be held this September, was called for by the UN Secretary-General in recognition that current food systems are failing people and planet,...

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