Rome Agencies Host President Of Liberia For Event On Global Development Agenda

Published on 02 April 2014

ROME – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) invite journalists to attend a news conference to mark a special event organised by the Rome-based agencies in honour of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.

President Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel prize-winner and Africa’s first female head of state, will share her vision as Co-Chair of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). She will make a key note speech and take part in a panel discussion.

Other speakers will include WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin; Italy’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Lapo Pistelli; Deputy Director General, Coordinator Natural Resources, FAO, Maria Helena Semedo; Adolfo Brizzi, acting Associate Vice-President, IFAD.

Event:                        News Conference:
                                   Getting Ready for the Post-2015 Development Agenda:
Date:                          4 April 2014
Time:                          1330 – 1400hrs
Place:                          UN World Food Programme Rome Headquarters
                                     Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68/70,
                                     Parco de Medici,
                                     00148 Rome, Italy
Media Arrangements:

Media intending to attend this news conference should send their name, the organisation they represent by 2pm tomorrow (April 3) to:  /  Journalists should bring a photo ID such as a passport, driving license, or registered journalist’s card.

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For more information on the news conference please contact (email address:
Vichi de Marchi, WFP/Rome. Tel. +39 06 6513 2058, Mob. +39 348 051 7605
Frances Kennedy, WFP/Rome, Tel. +39 06 6513 3752, Mob. +39 346 7600806