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WFP Executive Director Travels To New York Ahead Of The UN General Assembly

NEW YORK – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin will arrive in New York on Sunday, September 22, for the 69th UN General Assembly.

World Hunger Falls, But 805 Million Still Chronically Undernourished - MDG Target To Halve Proportion Of World’s Hungry Still Within Reach By End Of 2015

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.

WFP Head To Visit Japan To Participate In The World Assembly For Women In Tokyo

TOKYO – At the invitation of the Government of Japan, Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will make a two-day visit to Japan from today to participate in the World Assembly for Women (WAW! Tokyo 2014).

Finland Donates €29 Million Over Four Years To Provide Life-Saving Food In Crises

HELSINKI/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of €29 million (US$40 million) from the Government of Finland. This contribution will support WFP’s life-saving humanitarian work in countries gripped by crises, as well as those struggling with hunger beyond the media spotlight.

WFP Executive Director Visits Food Assistance Operation in Syria

DAMASCUS – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, wrapped up a one-day visit to Damascus on Tuesday where she met with WFP staff, senior government officials and visited a WFP food distribution to oversee progress and discuss the operational challenges of one of the agency’s largest and most complex humanitarian operations worldwide.