Food Security and Nutrition Network

2017 SUN Movement Global Gathering

Event Details
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 9, 2017 (All day)
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

In 2017 – for the first time – the SUN Movement Global Gathering will take place in a SUN Country – Côte d’Ivoire. Abidjan will welcome members of the SUN Movement and host proceedings to share their inspirational progress and encourage global collaboration in the fight against malnutrition.

The SUN Global Gathering 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. It 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. It is a moment for every actor to be energised and encouraged through sharing, learning and finding ways to take their fight against malnutrition to the next level.

During the first phase of the SUN Movement (2012-2015), the SUN Movement Global Gatherings were held in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly; in Rome in the lead up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and in Milan, in the margins of EXPO 2015. 2016 was a transitional year for the SUN Movement with the finalisation of the Strategy and Roadmap for 2016-2020 and the renewal of the Movement´s stewardship bodies with the appointment of a new SUN Movement Coordinator and a new Lead Group. The 2017 SUN Movement Global Gathering (SUNGG) will take place from 7-9 November at the Sofitel in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The SUNGG is a key moment for mutual accountability within the Movement and a unique opportunity where the nutrition community can reflect on joint efforts to accelerate implementation and scale up results in countries. 

Learn more: read the concept note here.