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ASEAN TODAY – REGIONAL LEGAL AND BUSINESS NEWS – FEBRUARY 2017

Scaling-Up Nutrition Movement
The ASEAN Secretariat met with the United Nations (UN) Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Coordinator earlier this month to address food security and malnutrition in the region. The UN hopes that ASEAN will be a gateway for the sharing of best practices and knowledge to help end malnutrition in the region and in all SUN countries. The SUN Movement’s operating principle is that everyone has the right to food and good nutrition. The Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN Volume 2 published in 2016 shows that stunting and wasting in children five and under is a severe public health problem in the ASEAN member states. An estimated 5.4 million children suffer from low weight-for-height and 17.9 million suffer from low height-for-age.

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