From 10–11th February this year, the second multi-sectoral nutrition-focused retreat was held in Yangon. Its purpose was to review UN joint efforts on nutrition in Myanmar over the past three years and to solidify a joint UN nutrition plan to help the government implement the Multisectoral National Plan of Actions on Nutrition (MS-NPAN). While the event was framed as a UN Network retreat, a range of other actors active in the country’s SUN Movement attended to ensure alignment and complementarity.
High-level officials from government and humanitarian organizations including the United Nations were present, including the Chair of the country UN Network, the Director/Global Coordinator of the UN Network, Representatives/Country Directors of each member UN agency, technical colleagues, representatives from the National Nutrition Centre of Ministry of Health and Sports, which is serving as the Secretariat of the country’s SUN Movement, as well as representatives from SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA) and SUN Business Network (SBN). The workshop was funded by UNICEF, the chairing agency of the UNN in Myanmar and organized by UNN-REACH facilitators.