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Multi-sectoral nutrition mapping exercise in the Democratic Republic of Congo highlights opportunities for reaching more vulnerable people

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN A government-led mapping exercise was successfully executed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), culminating in a mapping validation workshop on 28 September 2018 in the nation’s capital. The exercise drew upon UN Network support and a...

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The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Haiti seeks to refine the draft law on school feeding

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Parliamentary Front against Hunger (PFH) in Haiti, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized a workshop in Port-au-Prince on 10 October to report on departmental consultations regarding the draft law on school feeding with the aim of finalizing...

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Parliamentarian action on food and nutrition at the 139rd IPU Assembly

  |   SUN Country Network

On 16th October, the SUN Movement Secretariat, in partnership with the Interparliamentary Union (IPU), FAO, WHO and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health co-organized a side event at the 139th IPU Assembly in Geneva, titled: Legislating on food and nutrition: lessons learned, challenges...

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Costa Rica committed to combating overweight and obesity epidemic

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Overweight and obesity lead to negative social and economic consequences for individuals, families and the national health system. According to the 2016 School Height and Weight Census, 34.6 per cent of the national school population is overweight. As part of World Food Day (WFD), the Government...

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Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda is now expanded to subnational level

  |   SUN Country Network

As part of the institutional arrangements, besides the national structures, the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) envisaged expansion of coordination mechanism to subnational (provincial) level as majority of population resides in the rural areas. The provincial expansion aims to engage local authorities and non-governmental...

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Reducing childhood stunting in Madagascar with a new adaptive approach

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In Madagascar, the World Bank’s team recognized that the country’s stunting crisis could benefit from the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA). systematic, but flexible and adaptive process. “Stand-alone operations work fine in many contexts, but if you are grappling with an issue as complex as stunting, the...

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