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Ram Krishna Shrestha & Kiran Rupakhetee

Shrestha is a Senior Agriculture Extension Officer at Department of Agriculture. Rupakhetee is Joint Secretary at National Planning Commission and SUN Government Focal Point

Global gathering on nutrition

Published On: November 4, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Ram Krishna Shrestha & Kiran Rupakhetee

A global event on nutrition—Sun Global Gathering—is going to be held in Kathmandu from November 4 to 7. SUN, or Scaling Up Nutrition, is a global movement launched in 2010 with an aim of ending all forms of malnutrition. SUN brings together governments, civil society, private sector, academia, activists, and others in a common platform and provide framework for working together to improve the nutritional outcomes worldwide.  SUN Global Gathering (SUNGG) is the flagship event of the SUN movement which aims to develop a common understanding on the issue of malnutrition and reinforce commitment from governments and other sectors to improve nutrition.   The Government of Nepal is co-hosting the event with SUN movement Secretariat. It is an important opportunity for Nepal to showcase and reflect on its progress and learn from the experiences of other SUN countries in bringing down malnutrition.