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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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Parliamentarians’ action key to ending hunger and ensuring healthy and sustainable diets for all

  |   SUN UN Network

More than two hundred parliamentary representatives from different countries all over the world participated in the first Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition in Madrid. This event reaffirmed the political commitment to ensure that everybody has access to sufficient and quality food. 821 million people...

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The SUN Movement put nutrition high on the agenda during the 73rd UN General Assembly

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

The SUN Movement helped ensure that nutrition was high on the agenda during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September 2018. Transforming Food Systems to Drive Impact on SDG2 On 25 September, the SUN Coordinator, Gerda Verburg, shared her views...

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Parliamentarian action on food and nutrition at the 139rd IPU Assembly

  |   SUN Country Network

On 16th October, the SUN Movement Secretariat, in partnership with the Interparliamentary Union (IPU), FAO, WHO and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health co-organized a side event at the 139th IPU Assembly in Geneva, titled: Legislating on food and nutrition: lessons learned, challenges...

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Taking stock: a progress report on Nutrition for Growth

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

 Article written by Nandini Pillai* and originally published by ACTION This World Food Day, ACTION is reflecting on progress made over the last five years to fill the gap in financing for nutrition by releasing Following the Funding: Nutrition for Growth — Progress Report. It includes ACTION’s...

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Global Hunger Index 2018

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

This year’s Global Hunger Index reveals a distressing gap between the current rate of progress in the fight against hunger and undernutrition and the rate of progress needed to eliminate hunger and alleviate human suffering. The 2018 Global Hunger Index—published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe—tracks...

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Afghanistan’s Chief Executive joins World Breastfeeding Week celebrations

  |   SUN Country Network

This year the World Breastfeeding Week with the slogan of “BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life” was widely celebrated in Afghanistan under the umbrella of Afghanistan Food Security & Nutrition (AFSeN) Agenda. In Kabul, the celebration event was organized by AFSeN Agenda Technical Secretariat and relevant stakeholders including...

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Enabling women to breastfeed through better policies and programmes: Global breastfeeding scorecard 2018

  |   SUN UN Network

Supporting women to breastfeed is everyone’s responsibility, including governments, donors, international organisations and civil society alike. Legislators and policy makers need to create an enabling environment that allows women to be informed of her options and supported throughout the entire breastfeeding experience, starting from the...

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