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CSN marks 2 years on the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit

On the 2nd anniversary of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit hosted in Tokyo on 7 December 2021, where USD $27 billion were pledged to reduce global malnutrition, civil society leads by example in reporting on progress.  Alexandra Newlands, Head of SUN CSN wrote a blog celebrating CSN’s progress against its own commitments with a […]

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Our collective ambitions for the well-being of People and Planet: Sustainable, equitable and nourishing food systems for all

As the UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking moment united world leaders, experts, and stakeholders to confront food systems challenges, we recognized a pivotal opportunity to shape a brighter, healthier future for all. As a result of this 3-days Summit, a Call to Action for accelerated Food Systems Transformation was issued. Unfortunately, this statement fell short […]

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Empowering local voices at the Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference: A critical role in shaping the global agenda on nutrition resilience

By Alexandra Newlands, Head of the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network & Irshad Danish, Senior Advocacy Adviser at Nutrition International, and Chair of the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network With the contributions of Tanuja Rastogi, Director of Advocacy & Communications, Micronutrient Forum At the forefront of our journey towards a healthier and more […]

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Call to embed corporate accountability in the UN food systems stocktaking process

Our current food system is failing millions around the world. 828 million people go hungry every day whilst over 3 billion cannot afford a healthy diet. Moreover, food systems remain the number one transgressor of our planetary boundaries. Ongoing conflicts, extreme weather patterns and soaring food prices haven’t made it easier. Increased investments estimated around […]

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Introducing the SUN CSN’s Joint Declaration: Reclaiming Our Food System

We are excited to present a groundbreaking declaration that embodies the collective efforts and unwavering commitment of the Scaling up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN). Titled “Reclaiming Our Food System: 4 Principles to Prioritize,” this declaration sets forth a transformative vision to address the pressing challenges faced by our global food and agricultural systems. […]

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Nutrition Sensitive training in the Philippines – A Tale of Experience

A photoblog by Georgine Obwana – CSA Uganda In this ever-changing world, it is necessary to keep updating yourself, your knowledge, and your intellect, to keep up with the continuous growth and development taking place. This is exactly why the one week blended international course on Enhancing Capacities on Nutrition – Sensitive programing (NSP) has […]

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The Small Grants Programme Report is here!

Since 2018 SUN CSN has run a small grants programme, which invites interested & eligible CSAs and their members to apply for small grants, to implement and pilot small projects for research or innovation purposes over a 6-month period. Between 2018 – 2022 The SUN CSN Small Grants Programme has run four cycles of funding […]

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We are all accountable

One year on from the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit, SUN CSN launches a social accountability campaign to hold stakeholders to account for promises made. The SUN Civil Society Network, along with the support of network members and global partners, want to see that the bold commitments we all made for nutrition become a reality! […]

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Get Involved with the Latest CS Network Assembly!

Our first ever network-wide Virtual Assembly took place in May against the backdrop of ongoing global crises, which have seen food prices rise and access to adequate nutrition further diminished.  Together, CSN members discussed how communities have been impacted and what we needed to change in the global food system to mitigate the impact of […]

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Our first ever network-wide Virtual Assembly took place in May against the backdrop of ongoing global crises, which have seen food prices rise and access to adequate nutrition further diminished. 

Together, CSN members discussed how communities have been impacted and what we needed to change in the global food system to mitigate the impact of ongoing and future crises on global nutrition and the right to adequate food.

The outcome of those discussions has been packaged into a joint network declaration, with five key advocacy demands that emerged through this consultative process with all CSN Members. 

Building on the success of the first virtual assembly in May 2022, we are holding a follow-up network event to focus on the practical steps required to deliver these demands. During and after this event, we need network members to express interest in participating and leading working groups (supported by the secretariat) on follow-up activities to take these advocacy demands forward. 

On 20th September 13:00 UTC, we will host this second assembly where we will divide participants according to the area they are most interested in and together we will outline our CSN advocacy plans. If you’ve ever been interested in developing an advocacy strategy, or seeing how one comes together, now’s your chance! 

We will be building on the many amazing pieces of work everyone is implementing around the world and learning from everyone’s experiences. In order to create this rich and fulfilling discussion we need to hear from you! 

This survey asks your preference of the five demands and will help determine which area of discussion everyone wants to focus on. It asks what is already happening in these areas in your country, and is the chance for you to share any amazing advocacy and programming work you are doing in order to foster the peer-to-peer learnings we hope to have at the virtual assembly. 

Please do fill out the survey and encourage your fellow CSN members to do the same as it will make our discussions far more fruitful and if you, or anyone you know wants to go a step further and volunteer to co-facilitate during the event then please get in touch here! 

We hope that those members who participate in the survey and the next virtual assembly will be the first to own the joint advocacy demands and have the first chance to sign onto the declaration on behalf of their CSA or organisation. 

Below, we have summarised each of the advocacy demands for ease of access.

  1. Advocating for all countries to make every effort, using all available resources, to satisfy their obligations to uphold the right to food and ensure access to nutrition
  2. Advocating for National Governments to invest in local food systems policies and programs
  3. Advocating for legislation to minimise the impact of commodity price speculation and the dominance of multinational corporations on  our food systems
  4. Advocating for mechanisms such as debt relief or debt cancellation that would enable low-income and debt-burdened  countries to increase their government spending on nutrition interventions
  5. Advocating for all nutrition stakeholders to honour the commitments they made at N4G and in national Food Systems Transformation Pathways

You can read the full, final draft of the declaration and the advocacy demands by clicking here.