WFP Executive Director Visits Luxembourg

Published on 13 September 2011

ROME –The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will visit Luxembourg on 14-15 September to hold meetings with government officials and to deliver the keynote address to the country’s annual development conference, the Assises de la Coopération.

Sheeran will also deliver a speech on WFP’s response to humanitarian emergencies, highlighting the role of technology in emergency response. 

She is scheduled to hold meetings with Prime Minister H.E. Jean-Claude Juncker, Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Jean Asselborn and Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Issues H.E. Marie-Josée Jacobs.

Sheeran will also hold a private meeting with His Royal Highness Grand-Duke Henri.

Luxembourg is WFP’s largest per-capita donor, contributing more than €15 per person.  This year, it has provided quick response to WFP’s emergency operation in the Horn of Africa, as well as ongoing support to WFP’s activities in West Africa and its work on emergency preparedness, climate change, school meals and nutritional support for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis activities.