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UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN UN Network

Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030. The warning came...

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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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Costa Rica committed to combating overweight and obesity epidemic

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Overweight and obesity lead to negative social and economic consequences for individuals, families and the national health system. According to the 2016 School Height and Weight Census, 34.6 per cent of the national school population is overweight. As part of World Food Day (WFD), the Government...

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Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda is now expanded to subnational level

  |   SUN Country Network

As part of the institutional arrangements, besides the national structures, the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) envisaged expansion of coordination mechanism to subnational (provincial) level as majority of population resides in the rural areas. The provincial expansion aims to engage local authorities and non-governmental...

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Lao PDR tests proven approach to tackle malnutrition with support from the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Lao PDR will test a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to reducing stunting in four northern provinces, with support from the World Bank. Representatives from the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture, Public Works and Transport, and Health, together with the World Bank, met today...

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Lesotho’s King Letsie III reaffirms African Leaders for Nutrition Champion role

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

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho made a commitment to mobilize and engage with African Heads of State and Finance Ministers to rally behind the African Leaders for Nutrition initiative in the upcoming African Union Summit in January 2019. The announcement follows...

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The ascent of local governments in nutrition in The Philippines

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Originally published by Nutrition InternationalImproving nutrition for an entire country’s population requires dedicated local leadership, of which the Philippines’ Local Government Units (LGUs ― provinces, cities and barangays) have plenty to offer. Since the launch of the Philippines Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-22 (PPAN) in May 2017,...

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Costa Rica prioritises reducing overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Costa Rica, working together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and with the support of international experts, analysed the principal challenges and opportunities for achieving more sustainable food systems that contribute to combating malnutrition and rural poverty.According...

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Validation process for the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Plan

  |   SUN Country Network

The Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda Secretariat conducted a two- day workshop to secure stakeholders’ consensus on AFSeN-A Contextual Analysis and Stakeholders’ Mapping through consultation and validation process and to agree on a common results framework for the AFSeN-A Strategic Plan. The draft Context...

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