UN nominates Hasina to lead global efforts to address child malnutrition
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Reported on: Apr 19, 2012 09:05 pm
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Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB)-The United Nations nominated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, along with 26 global leaders in a Lead Group for the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, that would fight against child and maternal malnutrition.
A release of the Foreign Ministry said this is a recognition of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s continued commitment to advancing child and maternal health by improving the status of maternal and child nutrition both at the national and international levels.
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement brings together over 100 organizations and governments committed to work together to fight hunger and under-nutrition of over 1 billion under-nourished people in the world.
Other members of the Lead Group include Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of Mozambique; Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania; Prime
Minister of Namibia Nahas Angula and Nepal’s Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai.
Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder and chair of BRAC is also a member of this Lead Group.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with other global leaders would work with the UN Secretary General to improve the nutritional status of the world’s marginalized and most vulnerable children.
With its strategic guidance and experience, the release said the SUN Movement is expected to gain momentum, and mobilize support to fight hunger and malnutrition.