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Asian countries define path towards unlocking public finance for nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From 25 to 27 April 2016, government, civil society and development partner representatives from 18 countries across Asia came together in Bangkok to set a course for mobilising the estimated additional $7 billion needed globally, each year over the next decade - to help tackle...

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New tools help SUN Civil Society Alliances in their financial sustainability efforts

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

In April 2016, the SUN Civil Society Network launched an online resource for national Civil Society Alliances to start planning for sustainability, strengthen their fundraising capacity, share experiences and secure long term financial support. Through the support of GIZ and the SUN Movement Multi-Partner Trust...

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High Level Event: Innovative Ways for Sustainable Nutrition, Food Security and Inclusive Agricultural Growth

  |   SUN Donor Network

On 25 April 2016, a European Commission High Level Consultation on Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Nutrition, Food Security and Inclusive Agricultural Growth was held in Brussels, Belgium. The organisation of the event was supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The main purpose of the...

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Strategic Plan provides the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition with a new momentum

  |   SUN UN Network

In April 2016, the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) launched their new Strategic Plan for the period 2016-2020. The Strategy will serve as an important framework for UNSCN activities by incorporating it’s vision, role, objectives and comparative advantages. To achieve the ambitious goals of the...

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Financial Tracking Q&A with Madhu Marasini, SUN Government Focal Point of Nepal

  |   Blogs

Madhu Kumar Marasini, Joint Secretary of the National Planning Commission Secretariat, became the SUN Government Focal Point in Nepal in February 2016. As a Joint Secretary, Mr Marasini currently heads the Social Development Division at the National Planning Commission Secretariat (NPCS) and is leading the...

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Civil society in Nepal profile the importance of scaling up nutrition with a new video

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

In January 2016, the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance in Nepal (CSANN) released a video documentary to advocate for continued efforts in the fight against malnutrition in Nepal. The film features interviews with various government officials who share that nutrition is being prioritised in...

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UN General Assembly proclaims 2016-2025, the Decade of Action on Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 1 April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution "Decade of Action on Nutrition", described as a a leap forward in galvanising international action on nutrition. The resolution invites governments to actively support its implementation, including the setting of national nutrition targets for 2025...

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REACH support is pivotal to the development of the United Nations Agenda for the Reduction of Chronic Undernutrition (2015-2019) in Mozambique

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

22 March 2016 | As Mozambique's UN Network for SUN celebrates the successful completion of the United Nations Agenda for the Reduction of Chronic Undernutrition (2015-2019), other countries look to it as an example to emulate. Mozambique is the first country to undertake this UN Network...

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New champions initiative will create an “African Leaders for Nutrition” high-level body to advocate for diverse initiatives to end malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

In March 2016, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have called for the creation of a high-level body - “African Leaders for Nutrition” (ALN) which will champion the implementation of diverse policies and interventions to address malnutrition in all its forms...

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United Kingdom Department for International Development seeks a technical assistance provider for SUN Countries

  |   SUN Donor Network

Until 18 April 2016, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking a service provider for the supply of technical assistance to SUN Countries. The contract start date will be 31 August 2016 and will run for four years. The technical assistance will build...

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