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Niger’s first multisectoral nutrition plan

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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

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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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El Salvador launches its National Food and Nutrition Security Policy for 2018-2028

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The President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, launched the National Food and Nutrition Security Policy for 2018-2028, which was designed by the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONASAN). The policy is "a strategy created following widespread public consultation, with a country vision that...

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Celebrating the first anniversary of the Food Security and Nutrition Agenda of Afghanistan

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On 12th November 2018, in conjunction with the AFSeN-A Second-High Level Steering Committee meeting, the first anniversary of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda and Afghanistan union with the SUN Global Movement was celebrated in the office of the Chief Executive. H.E. The Chief Executive...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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