EU4SUN: EU-Latin America and the Caribbean cooperation programme on hunger and malnutrition

Hunger and malnutrition are on the rise: from 630 million undernourished people in 2014 to almost 690 million in 2019. The prevalence of hunger and malnutrition is generally higher in areas affected by conflict, extreme weather and economic crises. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed 32% more people into hunger and further highlighted the connection between poverty, inequality and malnutrition, especially in women, adolescents and children.

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2012, aims to put nutrition at the top of global and national policy agendas. In this third phase (2021-2025), a more holistic vision has been adopted in terms of themes and actors, focusing on the importance of reducing malnutrition rates in a comprehensive manner, in sectors such as education, water, sanitation and climate change.

FIIAPP, as lead agency, is responsible for the cohesive and effective operationalisation of the SUN 3.0 Strategy, as well as the monitoring of its results. To this end, FIIAPP ensures the implementation of actions in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as coordination and dialogue between all partners, the EU Delegation and national focal points.

The SUN 3.0 Strategy prioritises national leadership and focuses on supporting systemic change at the state level. To achieve this, this project offers an on-demand service that provides contextualised, short-term, peer-to-peer cooperation, supporting each partner's efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

  • Project data

  • Countries


  • Sector

    Políticas sociales, libertades y derechos

  • Total budget

    4.000.000 €

  • Financer

    Comisión Europea

  • Collaborating Spanish institution

  • Date

    Start - 01/01/2023
    End - 01/07/2026

  • Partners

    Expertise France

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19/04/2024 Ecuador facing chronic child malnutrition In the framework of the EU4SUN project, a meeting was held in Quito to bring the dialogue on chronic child malnutrition to regional realities in order to achieve greater local... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
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16/10/2023 The human right to food to leave no one behind One of the basic - and fundamental - human needs is the right to satisfy hunger The right to food entails multiple actions and requires the existence of conditions and factors that make it possible to obtain... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha