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UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visiting Iran

TEHRAN – Ertharin Cousin, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Director, has arrived for a 2-day visit to Iran. During her trip to the capital, she will meet Government officials, donors and the UN community. She will also visit a camp hosting Afghan refugees, where WFP has been providing food assistance for many years.

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.