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African leaders commit to overcome malnutrition, elevate nutrition as driver for economic growth

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 29 January 2018, African leaders made a landmark commitment to remove nutrition-related barriers that prevent children and societies from realising their full potential. The leaders made the commitments at the launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) − an initiative championed by the African...

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Reducing stunting through multisectoral efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

All Hands on Deck Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa A copublication of the Agence française de développement and the World Bank The report book lays the groundwork for more effective multisectoral action on reducing stunting by analyzing and generating empirical evidence useful for informing the...

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Power. Progress. Change: The SUN Movement at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The Women Deliver Conference is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. Through plenary panels, concurrent sessions, and side events, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference (#WD2019) – held 3-6 June in Vancouver, Canada – was...

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2019 EAT Stockholm Food Forum: The Science is Clear

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

More than 1000 people from across the globe working in the areas of food, agriculture and nutrition gathered in Stockholm, Sweden in mid-June to respond to the urgent call for action on food systems transformation. Participants came together to attend the 2019 EAT Stockholm Food...

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Launch of the UN’s Decade of Family Farming

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched the United Nations' Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly those in developing countries. The two UN agencies lead the implementation of the Decade...

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Nutrition International launches bold plan to drive SDG progress

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

Nutrition International released its plan to mobilize CAD 700 million through 2024 in the global fight against malnutrition. The investment case, the first of its kind for a global nutrition organization, will finance the scale-up of proven high-impact, low-cost nutrition interventions, particularly for women, adolescent girls and children. It lays...

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An Investment Framework for Nutrition: reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting

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

In 2015, 159 million children under the age of five were chronically malnourished or stunted, underscoring a massive global health and economic development challenge (UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank 2015). In 2012—in an effort to rally the international community around improving nutrition—the 176 members of...

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Toward a Healthier Future: IAEA Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the IAEA One in three people worldwide suffer from some form of malnutrition, such as obesity, undernutrition or nutrient deficiencies, and in many cases, people suffer from more than one form. Long-lasting, sustainable solutions to this complex problem require better data on...

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