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Collective Effort Critical To Ending Malnutrition, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: People, Productivity, and Potential: Nutrition as a cornerstone of the SDGs
Gerda Verburg, assistant secretary general at the U.N. and coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

“…The evidence is clear — when people are held back by malnutrition, nations as a whole are held back as well. To achieve the global goals, we cannot continue to be held back by malnutrition — in any form. This is why countries are stepping up. Since its start [countries] have committed to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement by prioritizing policies, investment, and multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder action that improve nutrition and drive development. Thousands of organizations across civil society, private foundations, governments, business, and academia have aligned behind these countries to advance national plans. … The adoption of the SDGs reaffirms the importance of this collective approach at the heart of the SUN Movement’s new 2016-2020 strategy and roadmap. … The new strategy builds on the immense energy behind this collective effort to push for nutrition results and reiterates the fact that we are all in this together…” (9/27).

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