- The UNSCN Network
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Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)
- The SUN movement progress
- SUN Country Partner Network
- SUN Lead Group
- other SUN Networks (under construction)
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) collaborative process that began in 2009 with the development of the Scale Up Nutrition Framework, has evolved into a Movement that is both stimulated and reinforced by political interest in nutrition among leaders of national governments and development partners alike.
Scaling Up Nutrition is a global push for action and investment to improve maternal and child nutrition. Eveidence shows that proper nutrition during the 1000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's second birthday gives children a healthy start at life. Poor nutrition during this period leads to irreversible consequences such as stunted growth and impaired cognitive development. Improving nutrition is a precondition to achieving goals of eradicating poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating disease - which all contribute to a stronger future for communities and nations.
The principles guiding the SUN movement are as follows: (a) SUN efforts are led from countries and external support processes must add value to this country-led action and must be demand-driven; (b) ongoing initiatives to improve nutrition should be linked together for greater coherence, efficiency, and impact, wherever possible; and (c) a combination of networks and movements are needed to enable a range of stakeholders to work together and contribute to lasting results. The following describes the mechanisms that enable the movement to function in a coordinated and coherent way.
The Road Map for Scaling up Nutrition, (english version, edición española, version française) which was produced between July and September 2010, provides the principles and direction for increased support for countries as they scale up efforts to tackle under-nutrition across a range of sectors. The Road Map is translated into action with a view to helping countries affected by under-nutrition to achieve long-term reduction in under-nutrition and realize the first Millennium Development Goal, and to start demonstrating this impact within three years. Different groups of stakeholders are being encouraged to provide support in a coordinated way - working together to support country-led actions.
The new SUN Movement Strategy for 2012-2015, the Revised Road Map and the updated Progress Report for the period 2011-2012 are now available on the SUN website. The SUN movement and its achievements have been updated on their website on 18 February 2013.
The SUN Movement Strategy for the period 2012-2015 is a global presentation of the Movement, with its vision and mandate. It was released for the Second Annual High-level Meeting on Scaling Up Nutrition in September 2012. You can download the SUN Movement Strategy for the period 2012-2015 here.
The 2012 Road Map is completing the SUN Movement strategy, for further implementation of the Strategy by the stakeholders. You can download the 2012 Road Map here.
The Second Annual Progress Report presents the detailed results and progresses made by the countries involved in the Scaling Up Nutrition for the period 2011-2012. The UNSCN Secretariat contributed substantially to this report. You can download the Second Annual Progress Report here.
You can also consult the SUN website here.
The UNSCN will make information on progress available through a series of communications and announcements throughout the year.