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WFP Executive Director Travels To Japan And Australia

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, travels this week to two of the agency’s leading donors and supporters.

Food Security Is Key To Global Security, Says WFP Head

As NATO members gathered in Chicago to discuss global security challenges, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin gave a keynote speech at the “1,000 Days to Change the Future: Making Malnutrition History” event, highlighting how food security and nutrition are the basis of economic and global security.

ED Cousin Joins Nutrition Champions In Call For Food-Secure World

Boosting nutrition –  especially in the first thousand days of a child’s life – is an attainable, proven, and cost-effective way to move to a more food secure world, said World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin as she joined global leaders for a high-level briefing in Washington D.C. ahead of this weekend’s G8 summit.

Making The Promise Of Food Security A Reality

Just back from a trip to the drought-stricken Sahel region of Africa, WFP Executive Director Ertharin encourages G8 leaders meeting at Camp David later this week to build on the promise of the 2009 L’Aquila Summit, by uniting public and private sector partners behind national plans for food security. This article was written for the Global Food For Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Statement at European Commission (11 May 2012)

During a meeting in Brussels with Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin thanked Europeans for the strong partnership between WFP and the EU. Here is her statement.