Working together to end malnutrition
The SUN Civil Society Network connects and supports over 4,000 members around the globe who are fighting to end malnutrition.
We are all accountable
One year on from the Nutrition for Growth summit, we have launched a social accountability campaign to support the SUN CSN Members to uphold accountability at the local and national levels, in synergy with the work of the Nutrition Accountability Framework (NAF).
Check out the video to see who is involved in the campaign!
Civil society can add tremendous value to the work of the NAF by empowering grassroots communities to understand their rights and speak out where duty-bearers are failing on their responsibilities and commitments to end malnutrition and working constructively with decision-makers to support delivery of commitments made in 2021.
Why we do it
Good nutrition – a healthy, balanced and adequate diet – is a matter of life or death and the difference between surviving and thriving. Without correct nutrition, millions of people are affected by fatal illnesses, learning difficulties, stunted growth, challenges in pregnancy and more.
The world has made progress in addressing undernutrition. But the progress has not been fast enough – malnutrition is still commonplace in many countries around the world.
The people who are affected cannot change this situation alone. Civil society organisations need to come together and use their skills, experience and influence to improve the lives of millions of malnourished people.
children worldwide are affected by stunted growth
children are dangerously underweight
of children aged 6-23 months eat the recommended minimum number of daily meals
1 in 3 women
of reproductive age, due to malnutrition, have an iron deficiency that can cause disabilities in babies
Who we are
The Civil Society Network is part of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), a world-wide Movement to end malnutrition.
Our network is made up of civil society organisations – diverse, non-profit groups including human rights defenders, community organisations, women’s groups, small farmers, research entities, child rights organisations and more.
The network has approximately 4000 member organisations who are part of the global network or one of our country alliances or CSAs (civil society alliances).
What we do
The SUN Civil Society Network Secretariat supports network members in three key areas – campaigning, fundraising and governance.
How we support our network
Learning & networking events
Our network is all about working together, so we hold training events, along with global conferences and regional events that help members to make new connections and to give the skills they need for specific goals and activities.
When members need assistance with specific challenges, they can request advice in areas like fundraising, communications and campaigning.
We have a growing online library of resources that can help SUN Civil Society Alliances with their initiatives. The resources include newsletters, manuals, toolkits, communications templates and more.
Webinars and monthly conference calls help our members to stay updated and coordinate their efforts. Through close collaboration, we can expand our influence and build on our strengths.
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