SUN is a unique Movement founded on the principle that all people have a right to food & good nutrition. It unites people from governments, civil society, the United Nations, donors,
SUN is a unique
founded on the principle
that all people have a
right to food &
It unites people
from governments, civil society,
the United Nations, donors,
businesses & researchers –
in a collective effort to
we can achieve
what no single effort could,
and make the world a
place for us all.
Why nutrition? The facts
The world is a safer, more resilient & stronger place
Communities &nations are productive & stable
Families & communities emerge out of poverty
A smart investment
The Copenhagen Consensus 2012 Expert Panel of world renowned economists identified the smartest ways to allocate money to respond to ten of the world’s biggest challenges.
They agreed that fighting malnutrition should be the top priority for policy-makers & philanthropists.
“One of the most compelling investments is to get nutrients to the world’s undernourished. The benefits from doing so – in terms of increased health, schooling, and productivity – are tremendous,”
-Nobel laureate economist Vernon Smith
The causes of malnutrition are
Disempowerment of women
Political & Cultural Environment
recognizes that chronic malnutrition – or stunting -has multiple causes.
That’s why it requires People and
Programmes to work together
to put nutrition into all development
efforts, and develop sustainable
solutions that work.
Nutrition-sensitive strategies increase the impact of
specific actions for nutrition
Specific Actions for Nutrition
Agriculture: Making nutritious food more accessible to everyone, and supporting small farms as a source of income for women and families
Clean Water & Sanitation: Improving access to reduce infection and disease
Education & Employment: Making sure children have the nutrition needed to learn and earn a decent income as adults
Health Care: Access to services that enable women & children to be healthy
Support for Resilience: Establishing a stronger, healthier population and sustained prosperity to better endure emergencies and conflicts
Feeding Practices & Behaviors: Encouraging exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age and continued breastfeeding together with appropriate and nutritious food up to 2 years of age and beyond
Fortification of foods:Enabling access to nutrients through incorporating them into foods
Direct provision of extra nutrients
Treatment of acute malnutrition:
Enabling persons with moderate and severe malnutrition to access effective treatment
SUN supports equity for women
At the core of all efforts,
women are empowered
to be leaders in their families and communities, leading the way to a healthier and stronger world.
Countries are at the center of scaling up nutrition
Countries around the world have committed to making
nutrition a priority
& global partners
are working together
to support the
efforts of SUN countries.
Within each country a
SUN Focal Point is identified
Country governments lead national efforts to scale up nutrition.
The Focal Point brings people together in a
The multi-stakeholder platform
Works to align and coordinate action across sectors.
Development & Poverty Reduction
Using a unique approach that
works for each country.
These efforts are underway in all SUN countries
Together the combined efforts of all countries make up the core of the Movement - The SUN Country Network
Multi-sector, multi-stakeholder platform
of stakeholders shift resources &
align actions to support country efforts.
With overall support and coordination provided by the
SUN Lead Group
Civil Society Network
Top 11 SUN countries with the fastest rates of
reductions in stunting.
These countries have had an annual average rates of reduction (AARR) greater than 2.2% over the last 10 years.
How has stunting been reduced?
Within each country, SUN Movement stakeholders are brought together around
4 key processes: progress is reviewed every six weeks
Align ActionsAcross Sectorsaround high quality and well-costed country plans, with an agreed results framework and mutual accountability.
Making progress – examples
The nation-wide flagship nutrition program was launched to fight hunger and malnutrition.
The Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Plan was endorsed by the Cabinet with a common results framework where all ministries have agreed on a set of essential nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions.
All regions of Mali received funding for nutrition in 2012.
Tracking and reporting impact
Establishing targets to measure impact: Countries are encouraged to establish their own targets for nutrition goals in the following areas:
Annual SUN Movement Progress Report: Released in September each year by the SUN Movement Secretariat, the report provides updates on progress in achieving the Movement’s goals and strategic objectives.
Supporting global impact
Together, countries and supporting stakeholders are
collectively working to reach the global targets set out by the
World Health Assembly 2012 Resolution:
SUN principlesof engagement
all stakeholders to transparently and honestly demonstrate the impact of collective action.
through open multi-stakeholder partnerships that bring proven solutions and interventions to scale.
act in line with a commitment to uphold the equity and rights of all women, men and their children.
when conflicts arise, as can be expected with diverse partners working together, hold the intention to resolve conflicts and reach a way forward.
act so all stakeholders feel responsible for and are held collectively accountable to the joint commitments.
Be cost effective:
establish priorities on evidenced-based analysis of what will have the greatest and most sustainable impact for the least cost.
to learn and adapt through regular sharing of the relevant
critical lessons, what works and what does not, across sectors, countries and stakeholders.
The SUN Movement evolves.
The way forward.
The Movement grows to 33 countries & a high-level group of 27 international leaders are appointed to the SUN Lead Group & endorse the SUN Movement Strategy
SUN builds momentum and commitment for scaling up nutrition – 19 countries join the Movement.
SUN Framework for Action is developed & endorsed by over 100 global entities – establishing the foundation for the Movement.
Moving into 2013, SUN will focus on mobilizing resources behind
national movements, to achieve measurable progress & impact.
is growing in numbers & strength
100+ global stakeholders
areproviding support to
with the opportunity to reach
60 million stunted children
We are revealing what
has been hidden to all.
We are making healthier
& stronger societies.
Our goal is a better
world for all