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More than USD 27 billion committed to fight malnutrition at nutrition summit

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

| Official press release first published on 8 December 2021 | Tokyo, 8 December 2021 – Governments and donors have pledged more than USD 27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, held 7-8 December, to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented by five...

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Sri Lanka: Government of Australia and FAO partner to improve the nutrition of families affected by COVID-19

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

| First published by Ada Derana on 1 December 2021 | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with support from the Government of Australia is providing vegetable seed packs to around 46,000 vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka....

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Central and South Asia launch SUN Movement Strategy for 2021-2025

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

On 25 August 2021, a Central and South Asia virtual regional event, attended by some 120 participants from all over the world, took place to launch the SUN Movement Strategy for its third phase (2021-2025). Hosted by Dr Kiran Rupakhetee, Joint Secretary of the National Planning...

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Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard. Gathered virtually at the UN Food...

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Nutrition Can’t Wait – SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group launches advocacy campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

By: Irshad Danish, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Action for Development #Nutrition Can’t Wait - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low and lower middle-income countries are more...

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How broader nutrition-based coordination tackles cultural taboos and empowers women in Sri Lanka

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN From December 2018 to March 2020, the World Food Program (WFP), part of the UN [nutrition] Network (UNN) in Sri Lanka, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), joined forces to launch the Community Health Advanced through...

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A call for more innovative policies in Asia-Pacific to ensure food security and nutrition in the wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 requires a greater coordinated response on many policy levels, but particularly to ensure food security and nutrition for billions of people in the vast Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. FAO’s Regional Office...

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Business joins the fight against malnutrition in Sri Lanka with the support of the SBN

  |   SUN Business Network

The SUN Business Network (SBN) brought together thirty leading Sri Lankan businesses to pledge their support for three important agendas: improving workplace health and nutrition efforts; producing healthy food; and promoting healthy food consumption. The SUN Business Network (SBN) in Sri Lanka was launched in March 2019, amidst...

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SUN Civil Society Network Asia regional workshop in Cambodia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Story written by Jeremy Mair, Program Support Officer at Helen Keller International From September 18-25, representatives from thirteen SUN Civil Society Alliances (SUN CSAs) throughout Asia (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Nepal, Viet Nam and Papua New...

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