The UN [Nutrition] Network leverages the UN’s technical clout and convening power to bring into focus nutrition challenges at the country level and place nutrition on the political agenda. To this end, it consolidates knowledge – data, expertise and experience – across the UN System to promote a holistic understanding of the nutrition situation, including inequities. This entails working with the government to galvanize and sensitize actors from various institutions and sectors on their respective roles and responsibilities in nutrition.
UN Network analytics serve as key ingredients for establishing a common language for nutrition dialogue at the country level. They can also be channeled into work on national nutrition advocacy and communications and help to attract increased investment in nutrition. Where REACH facilitators are present, their neutral facilitation and knowledge brokering skills can be tapped to bridge diverse work streams and to energize and enhance efforts for achieving Outcome 1.