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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Discusses Development Needs in Tajikistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met with leading government officials at the Regional South and Central Asia Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit and visited the Shaartuz District on a four-day trip to Tajikistan the week of 22 July.

Achieving Zero Hunger

Achieving Zero Hunger: The World Food Programme (WFP), The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) urge greater investment to end global hunger and poverty.

WFP Executive Director Applauds Papal Encyclical On Climate And Environment

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme. ROME - The UN World Food Programme applauds Pope Francis’ call for urgent action to address climate change and its impact on the world’s hungry, poor people.

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Praises G7 Aim To Lift 500 Million People Out Of Hunger

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme ROME – As Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Progamme (WFP), I applaud the G7 leaders’ concrete goal to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

“Together We Reach Higher” - Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

WFP must reach 1.4 million people; but not just with food – survivors urgently need tarpaulins and tents, as well as water purification tablets which WFP will help deliver for our humanitarian partners.