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The Graça Machel Trust Participates in Key Global Nutrition Platforms ICAN & SUN Civil Society Networks (CSN) Advocacy Meeting 24 to 25 October 2016, Rome, Italy

The Nutrition Programme Manager represented the Trust in the first the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) SUN CSN face to face meeting held in Rome, Italy. During the meeting it was agreed that there is a need to make use of opportunities to push multilateral moments and capitalise on leadership of champions like and African Leaders for Nutrition, as well as institutional leadership on the Decade of Action on Nutrition. The meeting agreed that ICAN and SUN CSN should work together going forward. The first draft of a concept note for a joint ICAN and SUN CSN campaign, which will contribute to these objectives is under way. This was a significant because among the ICAN members, the Trust was the only Civil Society Organisation from the global South.