Executive Director's Videos


During a recent trip to the West African nation of Niger, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited a refugee camp on the border with Mali. The camp is full of families fleeing conflict in north Mali. The two UN agency heads recorded this video message for World Refugee Day (June 20).

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stresses the importance of food security in the conversation about a sustainable future to take place at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +2) in June 2012.

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with women who are growing vegetables to support themselves with the assistance of a WFP "cash-for-work" programme that helped to get them started.

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visits a school in Haiti where WFP provides fresh milk bought from local dairy farmers, many of whom are parents of children at the school.

At a nutrition centre in the Dominican Republic, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin discusses the importance of combatting anemia, a form of malnutrition that can impact the growth and development of small children for the rest of their lives.