Progress towards the UN Network (UNN) outcomes is monitored in various ways, including through a formal reporting exercise, which culminates in the UNN annual report and UNN country stories. The reporting exercise measures the performance of the UN Network and helps to identify areas for improvement. It is also a mechanism for fostering mutual responsibility within the SUN community and feeds into annual SUN Movement progress reports as well as SUN MEAL dashboards. Together, these efforts give visibility to the valuable work and achievements of UNN, particularly at the country level.
Increased awareness of the causes of malnutrition and potential solutions
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 (UNN) analytics serve as key ingredients for establishing a common language for nutrition dialogue at the country level. They can also be channeled into nutrition advocacy and communications and help to attract increased investment in nutrition. Where UNN-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.