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Financial Services For Rural Poor Vital, Say Queen Maxima And Top U.N. Officials

Tanzania trip ends with calls for more joint efforts on financial inclusion and food security.

Queen Máxima And Senior UN Officials Visit Ethiopia And Tanzania To Highlight The Role Of Financial Inclusion In Improving The lives Of Rural Poor

ADDIS ABABA – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the three food agencies of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness of how access to financial services – such as bank accounts, short-term credit, small loans, savings and insurance – can help improve the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the rural poor.

On World AIDS Day, WFP's Food And Nutrition Support Keeps People Living With HIV Healthy

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin ROME – Proper food and good nutrition can keep people living with HIV healthy and improve the effectiveness of their treatment. On World AIDS Day (1 December) this year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is proud to play a role in the tremendous progress made in the battle against HIV/AIDS in recent years.

Blog From The Philippines—The Human Spirit

A week after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin travelled to one of the areas hit hardest by the storm to see out how food assistance is helping survivors get back on their feet. While there, she was struck by the resilience of families working to put the destruction behind them and rebuild their lives.

WFP Executive Director Commends Joint Initiatives With The Government Of India In The Fight Against Hunger And Malnutrition

NEW DELHI – At the end of a two-day visit to India, the UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has congratulated the Government of India for the National Food Security Act that has made the right to food legally enforceable.