Executive Director's Videos


On a 3-day trip to the Middle East, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped at a food shop in Lebanon where Syrian refugees shop for food with vouchers. This allows families to buy fresh fruit and vegetables which aren’t normally a part of WFP food rations. Find out more 

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin gives a quick run-down of what happened during UN General Assembly week, from the point of view of WFP and its mission to fight hunger worldwide.

Speaking at the start of Day 4 of UN General Assembly week in New York, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin explains how UN Women and the three Rome-based UN agencies are about to launch a joint programme aimed improving the lives of rural women in the developing world.

On her third day of activities at the UN General Assembly, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin prepares to meet with partners in the private sector, like Mastercard and the Dutch life sciences company DSM. Underlining the role these partnerships have played in strengthening WFP at every level, Cousin says that we cannot reach the goal of a more food secure world without support from the private sector. To follow WFP's activity in and around the UN General Assembly this week, follow us on Twitter via this hashtag: #wfpunga.

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin underscores the importance of resilience in ensuring that families in the developing world are less vulnerable to shocks which undermine food security and lead to hunger.