Outcome 5 embraces the notion that the impact of individual efforts can be maximized when UN agencies act collectively. This is particularly important within the context of nutrition where there are multiple interconnected determinants at play. That means that the impact of a specific technical assistance project/intervention can be impeded if measures to address other factors that contribute to malnutrition are inadequate or not taken. Essentially, we are all in this together.
The UN [Nutrition] Network serves to strengthen the harmonization, coordination and effectiveness of UN activities in support of country efforts to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030, as enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It provides a forum through which UN agencies outline joint and individual responsibilities, targets and share data and experiences to better coordinate their actions, both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive. UN Network analytics such as the UN Nutrition Inventory facilitate efforts to increase the coherence, coordination and convergence of nutrition actions across the UN System at the country level. Increasingly, country UN Networks are engaging the UN Resident Coordinator to reinforce and empower collective UN action on nutrition.