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New Scorecard | Investment in child health saves 34 million children worldwide

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

On 4th July 2015, a new analysis was published in The Lancet entitled “Keeping score: fostering accountability for children’s lives”. The analysis reveals that more than 34 million children’s lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programmes. In the poorest...

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Online Discussion | Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

  |   SUN UN Network

Until 31st July 2015, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN forum) is running an online discussion about Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building. This online discussion was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies to better understand the links between food security, gender equality and...

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New figures declare that financing must be tripled to achieve stunting goals

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

On 14th July 2015, the event "Financing Growth: Mobilizing Leadership and Investment in Nutrition" was held in the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) to build the investment case for nutrition. New estimates shared by the World Bank reveal that an additional $8.50 per child under...

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Ban Ki-moon launches a new financing facility to invest in women, children and adolescents

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

On 13th July 2015, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, formally launched the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child. Global health leaders were joined by representatives of the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States for the...

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Africa’s Regional Nutrition Strategy is launched by the King of Lesotho

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 13th July 2015, the event "Harnessing Innovative financing for Nutrition in Africa", set a major stage for the launching of the African Regional Nutrition Strategy by His Majesty, King Letsie III, King of Lesotho. The event was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with NEPAD...

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World Leaders recognised for their steps towards Gender Equality

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

On 18th June 2015, eight world leaders were recognised for the steps they have taken towards improving gender equality. Three of the leaders were from SUN Countries Indonesia, Malawi and Rwanda. In Indonesia, President Joko Widodo promotes the increase of women in senior leadership positions and women representation in...

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