Executive Director's Videos


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.

Following her recent visit to South Sudan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin talks about the challenges facing the world's newest nation and the projects underway to help families become more resilient and build a hunger free future.

In Rio De Janeiro for the Rio +20 Conference on Susustainable Development, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visits a local school where much of the food served to students at lunch is provided by smallholder farmers around the country.

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).