SUN Secretariat to combat malnutrition launched in Sindh


Karachi—The Planning and Development Department of the Government of Sindh and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative in Karachi.
The SUN movement brings together people governments, civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers in a collective effort to improve nutrition.
The Government of Pakistan joined the SUN movement in January 2013 and agreed to establish SUN Secretariats at national and provincial levels. With today’s launch, the Sindh provincial SUN Secretariat will enable the provincial government to plan to scale up nutrition optimally through multi-sectoral and stakeholder coordination.Speaking at the SUN Secretariat launch ceremony, the honorable Minister for Planning and Development Department, Mr Mir Khan Bijrani said: “SUN is a unique movement, presently having 57 member countries across the globe, founded in 2010 on the principle that ‘all people have a right to food and good nutrition’.
Under this platform, active participation and support of the UN agencies, civil society, business, academia and donor networks, across multiple sectors, including health, agriculture, planning and education sectors at all levels work together with a focus on a collective effort to improve nutrition,”—INP