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UN Women ED In Rome For Talks On Empowering Rural Women

ROME -- World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin welcomed Ms. Michelle Bachelet, her counterpart at UN Women,  to WFP headquarters on Friday for two high-level meetings on a  5-year multi-agency programme to empower rural women.

Nicaragua: How Do Your Husbands Feel About You?

On her first visit to Nicaragua, WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met a group of women who managed to produce their own food, generate income and even open bank accounts for the first time in their lives. Cousin asked the women about their husbands’ feelings in regards to the women’s roles in a male-led community.

Results From Rio +20

True partnerships begin at home, and preparations for Rio+20 involved the work of multiple WFP divisions and offices from Policy Office of Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction and the Brazil Centre of Excellence to External Relations and the New York Liaison Office to Communications and Private Sector Partnerships. What was achieved? As the UN Sustainable Development Conference comes to a close and the ED departs Rio de Janeiro, the following is an overview of what the WFP delegation did and accomplished.

Resilience Programmes Essential For Truly Sustainable Development in Haiti

RIO DE JANEIRO –Today, Haitian President Michel  Martelly joined WFP and FAO to announce a partnership to sustainably expand Haiti’s national school meals programme, as well as programmes to prevent and treat chronic malnutrition and treat acute malnutrition, while assisting local farmers’ to improve their access to markets.

WFP Executive Director Attends Rio+20 Conference To Give Voice To Hungry

ROME – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, arrived today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 20-22 June.