PM Bhattarai among 27 leaders to head global fight against mal-nutrition
KATHMANDU, April 16: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a group of 27 leaders from around the world including Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to head global effort to address child nutrition.
The group, which includes state heads, government heads, prominent figures from civil society organizations and development agencies, will chiefly focus on improving nutrition as key to progress in health and development.
“Never before have so many leaders, from so many countries and fields, agreed to work together to improve nutrition,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a press statement.
Nepal is one of the nine countries associated to the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement that thrives to advance the strength and security of nations by improving maternal and child nutrition..
“The Scaling Up Nutrition Movement gives all of us, including the UN, an opportunity to support countries in their efforts to end hunger and malnutrition,” the state quoted the US secretary-general as saying.