The SUN Movement Annual Report 2017 highlights the progress in SUN countries and achievements of SUN networks and nutrition champions, as well as the challenges that still need to be addressed. In 2016-2017, countries including Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Myanmar, and Nigeria reported significant declines in the number of stunted children. However, more work is needed to bridge the humanitarian-development divide to ensure nutrition results in a time of fragility, climate shocks and conflict. The SUN movement will also look to focus on the increasing and devastating emergency of overweight, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable disease experienced in almost every country.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Saulos Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and Compact2025 Leadership Council member, published an op-ed in “The Nation” on the actions urgently required for Malawi to move from humanitarian relief to food system resilience.
- The 27th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture on December 6 will feature Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, speaking about building new foundations of human solidarity.
- A technical brief from SNV presents lessons learned and recommendations for multisectoral governance for nutrition in Lao PDR.