2019 SUN Global Gathering

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Deputy GNC coordinator, Anna Ziolkovska, has attended the 2019 SUN Global Gathering (SUNGG) in Kathmandu, Nepal from 4-7 November 2020.  The SUNGG is the flagship event of the SUN Movement, where the Movement takes stock of progress and challenges, whilst reflecting on the implementation of global nutrition initiatives. Previously, the SUN Movement Global Gatherings have been held in New York (2013), Rome (2014), Milan (2015), and in Abidjan (2017). Information on all SUN Global Gatherings can be found at: https://scalingupnutrition.org/sun-movement-global-gathering.

In Nepal, SUNGG welcomed about 1,200 participants from member states of the SUN Movement to share their inspirational progress and encourage global collaboration in the fight against malnutrition. The overall theme of the 2019 SUN Movement Global Gathering was “Nourishing People and Planet Together”, acknowledging that globalisation, urbanisation, inequities, humanitarian crises and climate shocks are driving unprecedented negative changes in people’s nutrition around the world. UNICEF Executive Director Fore, as a chair of the SUN Movement Lead Group, re-confimed UNICEF commitments to ensure that nutrition remains central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

A number of sessions were held during the SUNGG with focus on particular topics, including on scaling up nutrition resilience in the face of uncertainty. The GNC has reconfirmed commitment to work closer with the SUN movement in the contexts where both are operational and to strengthen the Humanitarian-Development Nexus. The GNC, with financial support from USAID, is currently working with the SUN Movement Secretariat to develop case studies on the best practices of collaboration between the SUN Movement and nutrition clusters.

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