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Gerda Verburg: “Investing in nutrition means investing in human capital”

  |   SUN Country Network

26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government “The effects of climate change on food and nutrition security, malnutrition, poverty and economics in Guatemala” During the 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in the city of Antigua Guatemala, a forum entitled "The effects...

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World Food Day: Celebrating the link between nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene

  |   Blogs

By Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator, SUN Movement and Catarina Albuquerque, first UN Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and SWA Chief Executive Officer   The connection between kitchen and toilet might be an unsavory one, but it is actually a...

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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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Looking beyond hunger: thoughts on SOFI 2019 – by Gerda Verburg and Elwyn Grainger-Jones

  |   SUN UN Network

Blog written by Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator, and Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization. Originally published by the SDG2 Advocacy Hub This week, State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 charted just how off track we are to end hunger and meet global nutrition...

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Power. Progress. Change: The SUN Movement at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The Women Deliver Conference is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. Through plenary panels, concurrent sessions, and side events, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference (#WD2019) – held 3-6 June in Vancouver, Canada – was...

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Why now is the moment to invest in nutrition to transform our food systems

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

This blog was originally published by IFPRI here as one in a series of guest blog posts from leading voices in global development on achieving long-term sustainability and growth while ending hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. Nutrition is the smart and necessary investment if we are to transform our food systems for the well-being of...

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The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: striving for impact at scale

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

In 2019, I do not think we need to talk about ‘why’ when it comes to scaling-up nutrition. We are far beyond that. According to the report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018, for the third year in a row...

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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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