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School Meals
7 September 2010

School Meals in Cape Verde: a National Success Story

ROME – After more than 30 years of collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Government of Cape Verde has today taken full ownership of its national school meals programme, setting an example for many other developing countries to follow.

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
24 August 2005

Lebanese singer Assi Helani joins WFP's fight against hunger

WFP today announced that the Lebanese singer, Assi Helani, has added his voice to the growing roster of celebrities helping the UN food aid agency raise awareness about global hunger and poverty. Popularly known as the ...

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