Across the SUN Movement, different stakeholders from different sectors are aligning their efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms. The SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020) helps to set this path ahead and includes the area of work on making nutrition a political priority through social mobilisation, advocacy and communication efforts.
The next five years will require sustaining political commitment through strategic advocacy. Communication and mobilisation efforts that motivate and resonate with all sectors of society will support the implementation and inspire reflection and continuous improvement.
Our ambitions are that by 2020, all SUN Countries will:
- have increased the salience of nutrition as a top policy, financing and institutional priority at national,
regional and global levels
- have increased implementation of social mobilisation, advocacy and behavior change communication
actions aligned with national priorities
- more effectively communicate the economic, development and human impacts of malnutrition and the
ways to improve it.
Parliamentary engagement for nutrition
Parliaments have a critical role in influencing budgetary decisions for nutrition throughout the budget cycle. An increasing number of SUN Countries are recognizing the critical role that parliamentarians play in securing necessary laws, policies, financing and equitable implementation of nutrition actions. Actions have included letters from parliamentarians to Permanent Secretaries to ensure nutrition is a political priority of the administration and encouraging Ministers of Finance to host consultations on nutrition investments.