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Family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and breast cancer, the benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are wide spread....

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Key partners formalize commitment to work jointly to address food and nutrition security in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies – The African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank-- called a high-level meeting with development partners on...

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Cambodia launches project to tackle malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Cambodia launched a five-year nutrition project, aiming at improving the quality of health and nutrition services provided to mothers and children in the country. Speaking at the project launching ceremony here, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said the 53-million-U.S. dollar project was jointly funded by the Cambodian...

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Make nutrition a political and financial priority in Mali

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The second National Forum for Nutrition opened in Bamako, under the highest authorities of the Republic and in the presence of Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The Forum, to be held from 23 to 25 July, will...

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The SUN Movement’s multi-stakeholder platform in Guatemala completes 2019 joint assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Secretary of the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat Juan Carlos Carías participated in the meeting for the Joint Evaluation of the actions of the multi-stakeholder Platform of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement -SUN- 2019. The secretary of SESAN said: <>‘We want to thank the secretariat of...

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The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica launches the Parliamentary Front against Hunger strategic plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Representatives, members of the Costa Rican Parliamentary Front against Hunger and Malnutrition (FPHM), have presented the 2018-2022 strategic plan which aims to lead and impact dialogue, debate and political advocacy to reduce all forms of malnutrition. “To achieve zero hunger, measures must be taken to transform...

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Implementing Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: an overview of current approaches

  |   SUN UN Network

This publication by UNICEF explores the experience from countries that have implemented “soda taxes” to prevent childhood overweight.With increased rates of childhood overweight, countries are looking for ways to promote good nutrition and reduce the longer-term risk of diet-related noncommunicable diseases. WHO recommendation to limit...

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Enhancing food systems dialogues in Central Asia and Caucasus

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

A recent sub-regional symposia - Symposium on sustainable food systems and nutrition governance for healthy diets in Central Asia and Caucasus – was held from 24-26 April 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the event, several countries acknowledged the need to shift to more sustainable production...

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Eastern Africa parliamentarians commit to safeguard Right to Food

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Recognizing the slow progress in improving the food security and nutrition situation in Eastern Africa, parliamentarians from nine Eastern African nations have pledged to urge their governments to intensify their battle against food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger by enacting sound legislation and allocating adequate resources....

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