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Pakistan launches a provincial level SUN Secretariat in the Punjab Province

  |   SUN Country Network

On 18 January 2016, a provincial level SUN Movement Secretariat was launched in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The event was organised by the Planning and Development Board with the support of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Pakistan’s national SUN Movement Secretariat. Mr. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar,...

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Botswana’s Vice President declares nutrition a priority at a national conference

  |   SUN Country Network

From 24 to 26 November 2015, a nutrition advocacy conference titled “Nutrition partnerships and investments: an imperative towards sustainable development”, was held in Gaborone, Botswana, bringing together local, national and global partners to discuss multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition and the necessary investments needed from each...

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SUN en-net provides a new platform for SUN Countries and Networks to share and learn from one another

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In November 2015, the SUN Movement Secretariat, in collaboration with the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), launched an online discussion forum to provide a space for informal discussions of topical issues, approaches and good practices in relation to the four strategic objectives of the SUN Movement. The en-net (www.en-net.org)...

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SecureNutrition begins a series of seminars on social protection and nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

On 20 November 2015, SecureNutrition began a new seminar series focused on the intersection of nutrition and social protection. The first seminar featured Katherine Richards and Nicola Hypher, two experts from Save the Children who reviewed effective approaches currently in the field that leverage social protection...

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WASH Nutrition Forum features mirror sessions to inspire further collaboration between the two sectors

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

From 11 to 12 November 2015, the German WASH-Network, an alliance of 19 German non-governmental organisations, held an international conference on the nexus between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition security in the city of Bonn, Germany. Participants discussed strategies for integrating WASH and nutrition programming in development...

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Reviewing nutrition in the MDG’s at the 14th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum

  |   SUN Country Network

From 15 to 18 November, the 14th Nutrition Forum of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was held in Lomé, Togo, under the theme “Nutrition-related MDGs in West Africa: achievements, opportunities and way forward”. The Forum brought together 150 participants, including representatives of the 15...

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The 6th Parliamentary Front Against Hunger forum pushes for new legislation to tackle malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

From 15 to 17 November 2015, the sixth forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger (PFH) in Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Lima, Peru, to undertake the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in the region. The Peruvian...

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Mainstreaming of nutrition in Nigeria’s agriculture activities announced at a nutritious food fair

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

From 4 to 5 November, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) hosted a nutritious food fair organised by HarvestPlus to showcase various types of nutritious products. The event was held on the IITA campus and welcomed over 1,500 guests including farmers, students, food processors,...

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WFP survey highlights the need for increased awareness of nutrition programmes in the Philippines

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In November 2015, the World Food Programme released a new survey which reveals that the majority of the poor are familiar with the governments Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), but they lack awareness of other food and nutrition programs. The 4Ps is a conditional cash...

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World Toilet Day drives awareness about the lack of access to toilets faced by Nigerians

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 November 2015, in commemoration of World Toilet Day, UNICEF released a media statement to raise awareness about the lack of access to toilets faced by 50 million Nigerians. The statement stressed that the lack of access to toilets is endangering the lives of...

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