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UN Secretary-General appoints UNICEF Executive Director Fore as new chair of the SUN Movement Lead Group

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On 9 March 2018, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed the Executive Director of UNICEF, Henrietta H. Fore, as the new Chair of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group in recognition of her strong commitment to improving human development globally and experience bringing together diverse stakeholder groups to work towards a common goal for impact.

The role of the SUN Movement Lead Group – appointed by the Secretary-General in 2016 and comprising 28 global leaders – is essential to support the SUN Movement’s 60 member countries, as they pursue their goals to scale up nutrition, by providing strategic oversight of the Movement, and ensuring coherence and collective accountability for results. They also act as high-level emissaries for the Movement and the fight for good nutrition for everyone, everywhere.

SUN Movement Coordinator and Assistant Secretary-General Gerda Verburg is thrilled with the appointment of Ms. Fore – to replace her predecessor, Anthony Lake, the former head of UNICEF – to this eminent group. Ms. Verburg highlights Ms. Fore’s extensive experience in “convening constructive dialogue between multiple stakeholders and how she is well positioned to encourage all stakeholder groups to align behind national nutrition plans, and rapidly scale up implementation for results at scale”.

In Ms. Fore’s acceptance letter, she said “I am deeply honoured to accept your nomination to become the new Chair of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group. Together, we will strive to ensure that nutrition remains central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially for children and women”.

 

Learn more about the Lead Group: http://scalingupnutrition.org/sun-supporters/sun-movement-lead-group/

More information

• Henrietta H. Fore’s Bio: English
Nomination letter by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
Secretary-General Appoints 29 Global Leaders to Spearhead the Fight Against Malnutrition
Meeting of the SUN Movement Lead Group in the margins of the UN General Assembly 

 

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