The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a country-driven initiative led by 65
countries and 4 Indian States – collectively known as the SUN Countries, and includes thousands of stakeholders from across society – all united in their mission to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.
The SUN Movement was launched in 2010 by the United Nations Secretary-General. Its four SUN Networks – SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Business Network, United Nations Nutrition and SUN Donor Network – are made up of, respectively, more than 4,000 civil society organizations, some 1,400 businesses, 5 UN agencies and a group of international donors and foundations.
The SUN Movement Secretariat facilitates the SUN Movement, which is led by the SUN Coordinator. The country-driven SUN Lead Group and SUN Executive Committee provide governance and stewardship.
Support to to SUN Countries is provided by the SUN Global Support System – formed of the staff of the four SUN Networks and SUN Secretariat.
Together, the SUN Movement comes together, leveraging the "power of 'we'" to advance national nutrition targets and achievement of SDG2.
Each SUN Network is coordinated at the global level by a Network Facilitator and various leadership and coordination arrangements. Their primary objective is to mobilise and align efforts globally and regionally to scale up efforts in country.
Led by countries and governments, supported by organisations and individuals – collective action ensures every child, adolescent, mother and family can realise their right to food and nutrition, reach their full potential and shape sustainable and prosperous societies.
Since 2010, the SUN Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition, in all its forms. With the governments of SUN Countries in the lead, it unites people—from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition.
The headquarter of SUN is located in Geneva.