News release
Capacity Building
17 September 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.

School Meals
26 August 2015

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

9 January 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five years after a catastrophic earthquake killed 200,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Haiti are working to build a more resilient community to better withstand future disasters. 



Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin, Nutrition
16 September 2014

16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

30 January 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Purchasing food produced by small farmers in Haiti to help meet local people’s food needs while boosting the economy is a pillar of the United Nations World Food Programme’s strategy in this Caribbean nation, said the new WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto.

Procurement, School Meals
25 November 2013

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Haiti has launched a new call this November for a competitive bid to farmer’s organizations for 1.750 metric tons of locally produced rice for the school feeding programme. 

22 November 2013

PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries. 

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
19 August 2013

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – In 2003, the world mourned when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years later, we still mourn all too often for humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty. Many more are injured, detained, kidnapped, traumatized and otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving work.

21 May 2013

Over 240 delegates from 37 countries are coming together in Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options for developing sustainable national school feeding programmes in the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013. It is the 15th edition of the meeting and it’s the first time that it occurs outside Africa or the United States. The Forum opens this Monday, 20 May, and will conclude on 24 May.

17 April 2013

TEGUCIGALPA – The National Systems of Risk Management from Central American countries today began a series of simulation exercises to respond to emergencies and disasters in order to help strengthen their coordination processes and joint operation of humanitarian assistance for affected populations. These processes anticipate the participation of government institutions and national and international humanitarian actors.