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Showcasing innovative African and Asian talent for promoting nutritious food initiatives

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network The 2020 Global SUN Pitch Competition will take place as a virtual event on 30th July, 2020. The final will showcase 21 African and Asian entrepreneurs seeking to scale innovative approaches to bring improved nutrition to low income consumers in emerging...

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COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets – A policy brief by the Global Panel

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Donor Network

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition launched of its latest policy brief, COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets.  The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems and people’s diets during 2020. It sets...

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World Food Safety Day: food safety is everyone’s responsibility and everyone’s business

  |   SUN UN Network

Joining forces, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) flagged that “food safety is a shared responsibility” with a role for everyone to play, from governments, industry and producers to business operators and consumers. The COVID-19 pandemic has also shined a spotlight on the importance...

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The power of connecting vaccines and good nutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

*Blog by SUN Movement Coordinator Gerda Verburg on the occasion of Gavi’s third donor pledging conference, the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties and fears. Families are facing an urgent challenge: how to keep themselves and their children protected and healthy, both physically...

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World leaders’ Call to Action on WASH & COVID-19

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally publishes by Sanitation and Water For All Heads of State, Government, and leaders from United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions, civil society, private sector and research and learning are mobilizing around a call for the prioritization of water, sanitation and hygiene in the response...

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WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all

  |   SUN Country Network

Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joined WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19. Costa Rica proposed...

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