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 intending to attend this news conference should send their name, the organisation they represent by 2pm tomorrow (April 3) to: firstname.lastname@example.org / 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: email@example.com):
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