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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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Findings from a case study about chronic malnutrition in Guatemala presented

  |   SUN Country Network

The Tropical Agronomy Research and Teaching Centre (CATIE) in collaboration with the Secretariat of Food Security and Nutrition (SESAN) have presented a case study titled "Evolution of strategies to reduce chronic malnutrition, principal findings, to the government authorities, international cooperation and civil society ", within...

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SUN Movement Coordinator visits Burkina Faso: “Better institutional anchoring for nutrition”

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 29 and 30 April 2019, the Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, Gerda Verburg, made a working visit to Burkina Faso. During her stay, Gerda Verburg held discussions with the political authorities, including the President of Burkina Faso and the president of...

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Afghanistan celebrates the New Solar Year launching the National Nutrition Strategy

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The National Nutrition Strategy launched in first week of the New Solar Year (1397) aims at improving nutrition status of population, particularly infants, young children, adolescents, and women of reproductive age. The strategy is developed and approved for 5 years (2019 to 2023) with a...

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Inter-Ministerial meeting to identify ways to implement national policies to improve diets in Ghana

  |   SUN Country Network

African #LeadersForNutrition Champion First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, convened an inter-Ministerial meeting to identify ways to implement national policies to improve diets, while contributing to other policy goals across governmentAn inter-Ministerial meeting organised by the Ministry of Planning, convened 3 ministers and technical advisers to build...

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A nutrition story of change from Nepal

  |   Information Systems for Nutrition, SUN in Practice, SUN UN Network

*An article by Prof. Dr. Geeta Bhakta Joshi and Stanley Chitekwe Background Nepal as part of the Global SUN Movement Nepal is a Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement early riser – the fifth country, joined the Movement on 5 May 2011 with a letter of commitment for scaling...

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Burkina Faso’s Common Nutrition Narrative outlines the measures taken by UN agencies to improve nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN Burkina Faso has taken great strides to address malnutrition in the country, including concerted efforts to strengthen nutrition governance. Since 2015, the UN Network, through its intensive arm –REACH– has worked closely with the SUN Government Focal...

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