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Costa Rica at the forefront of the fight against overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

The Ministry of Health, with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is leading efforts to implement the Letter of Commitment by promoting participatory governance, using actions designed at the interinstitutional and intersectoral levels with groups involved with food...

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Niger’s first multisectoral nutrition plan

  |   Engaging Multiple Stakeholders, SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

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

  |   SUN Country Network

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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Parliamentarians’ action key to ending hunger and ensuring healthy and sustainable diets for all

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More than two hundred parliamentary representatives from different countries all over the world participated in the first Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition in Madrid. This event reaffirmed the political commitment to ensure that everybody has access to sufficient and quality food. 821 million people...

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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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Mapping exercise fuels multi-sectoral action to account for nutrition results in Mali

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* Interview originally published by the UN Network for SUN  Mali continues to face high levels of malnutrition driven by multiple factors that are exacerbated by the effects of climate change and conflict. Child wasting is estimated at a whopping 10.7 per cent (SMART 2017) although national...

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Malawi launches Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy and Strategy

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Malawi First Lady, Madam Gertrude Mutharika, launched the 2018 – 2022 National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy (NMNP) and Strategic Plan on 20th June 2018 in Lilongwe. The First Lady commended the launch of the policy, describing it as a critical ingredient for Malawi’s national development, which...

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Tanzania makes great strides to tackle hunger and undernutrition

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Africa continues to face significant challenges in its fight against hunger and undernutrition, but several governments have increased their commitments in the fight against hunger and undernutrition. The Global Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI-Global) and HANCI-Africa show that the Tanzanian and Sudanese Governments are putting in place important...

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