2017 SUN Movement Global Gathering


Nourishing a sustainable future

The 2017 SUN Movement Global Gathering (SUNGG17) is taking place for the first time in a SUN Country: Côte d’Ivoire.

From November 7-9, Abidjan will welcome the 60 countries and three Indian states members of the SUN Movement and host proceedings to share their inspirational progress and encourage global collaboration in the fight against malnutrition. The SUNGG17 brings together all SUN Government Focal Points and representatives of their partners from civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, private sector partners, academia, media, parliamentarians and others. The SUNGG17 is the flagship event of the SUN Movement and an important moment where members take stock of progress and challenges, share their innovations and learn what is helping to reduce malnutrition across all SUN Countries.

The objectives of the 2017 SUN Movement Global Gathering reflect the spirit and ambitions of the second phase of the SUN Movement, as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap for 2016-2020.

The primary goals of the 2017 Global Gathering are to:

  • Celebrate SUN Countries’ progress in advancing implementation of national nutrition plans, better understand challenges and collectively identify solutions;
  • Create a space where SUN Countries and the SUN Movement support system can interact and get to know each other better in order to sharpen skills, deepen understanding of key issues and agree on priority actions to ensure we are on track to deliver results;
  • Showcase the wealth of experience, knowledge and resources that each SUN Country has to offer, whilst strengthening our networks to best capitalise on these assets.

Key features of the SUN Global Gathering

LAUNCH – The 2017 Global Nutrition Report in Africa


The opening session of the SUN Global Gathering will examine the importance of adequate nutrition for achieving all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reveal the global nutrition situation, through the launch of the 2017 Global Nutrition Report.

Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture, Johns Hopkins University; Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank; Monica Musonda, Founder and CEO, Java Foods; HE Jakaya Kikwete, Former President of Tanzania and Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General, CIVICUS will analyse the global nutrition situation. Tuesday 7 November (10:00 GMT) and it will be livestreamed through the SUN Movement YouTube channel.

LAUNCH -The 2017 SUN Movement Progress Report

Report 2

The 2017 Global Gathering offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the successes seen and progress made in 2016-2017, across the SUN Countries.

The annual report highlights the progress made – through the voices of countries, states, networks and nutrition champions, and what lays in store for the upcoming year to end malnutrition in all its forms, for all women, men and their families in every part of the world.

Anthony Lake, Chair of the SUN Lead Group, Executive Director of UNICEF and Gerda Verburg, SUN Movement Coordinator will present the report at the plenary session at day 2 of the SUNGG17, Wednesday 8 November (9:00 GMT) and it will be livestreamed through the SUN Movement YouTube channel.

The Scaling Up Nutrition Champions 2017


Throughout the autumn of 2017, SUN Government Focal Points, civil society alliances, UN networks, donor networks, business networks and other associations/networks representing academia, media and parliament, among others, have been invited to nominate the outstanding individuals they believe should be recognised as nutrition champions.

The winners will be announced and celebrated on Wednesday 8 November (7 p.m. GMT) the ceremony will be livestreamed through the SUN movement’s YouTube channel.


The event is by invitation only, however, all 6 plenary sessions will be webcast live for global audiences to take part and contribute to the dialogue via social media with #SUNGG17

You can check more information about the SUNGG17 and the programme here: http://bit.ly/sungg17eng

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