Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)
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Description/achievement of initiative

Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, is a Movement, led by countries, committed to the understanding that good nutrition is the best investment of the future. The political leaders of SUN countries agree to engage all sectors of central and local governments in efforts to improve nutrition. Their governments establish priorities and plans which are backed by different stakeholders – including civil society, the United Nations system, development partners, business enterprises and researchers. SUN Countries are putting the right policies in place, collaborating with partners to implement programs with shared nutrition goals, and mobilizing resources to effectively scale up nutrition, with a core focus on empowering women. With a shared understanding that many factors impact nutrition, each of us has a unique contribution to make. Together we are achieving what no one of us can do alone. Tremendous progress has been made since the SUN Movement was launched in 2010 and the momentum is increasing. 43 Countries have committed to scaling up nutrition with hundreds of actors across civil society, the United Nations, business and donor agencies aligning behind their plans. Almost $24bn of external resources has been committed to nutrition, networks of supporters are expanding, and consensus is being reached on how best to improve the effectiveness of support to SUN countries. Members of the Movement are applying their expertise and knowledge in ways that are changing the discourse on nutrition, and this is beginning to make lasting transformations in ways of working together for effective action. The SUN Movement has created space to mobilise global support to scale up nutrition at country-level, enabling governments and their supporters to better achieve impact.

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Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger Nigeria, Pakistan, Perù, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: N/A
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