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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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The 2018 Global Nutrition Report: shining a light to spur action on nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reviews existing processes, highlights progress in combating malnutrition, identifies challenges and proposes ways to solve them. Through this, the report guides action, builds accountability and sparks increased commitment to furthering the progress that can reduce malnutrition much faster. The Global...

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Niger’s first multisectoral nutrition plan

  |   Engaging Multiple Stakeholders, SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

By Ambarka Youssoufane -  Originally published by ENN Online On the 15 November this year, the Niger government took a big step forward in tackling malnutrition by adopting its first ever nutrition policy known as the “national multisectoral nutrition security policy”. The policy aims to achieve the...

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Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system

  |   SUN UN Network

The brief, Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets, points out that poor-quality diets are now a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles. Meanwhile, approximately one third of all the food produced for human consumption never reaches...

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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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