Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
SANTO DOMINGO: July 6, 2017- The Vice President of the Republic, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) organized today the Second Strategic Review Consultation with the aim of laying out the Dominican Republic’s roadmap to eradicate hunger by 2030.
SANTO DOMINGO – Representatives of the Dominican Government and international organizations involved in risk management and disaster response will team up on a three day workshop starting today to explore the use of drones for humanitarian purposes in emergencies.
SANTO DOMINGO – Dominican officials involved with disaster risk management will participate in an international workshop on 28-31 March to train on the use of drones and new technologies to prevent emergencies and improve the assessment of areas that are vulnerable to disasters.
SANTO DOMINGO – Startling figures were released today about the impact of micronutrient deficiencies, or “hidden hunger” during the opening of the First Regional Workshop on Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which aims to highlight rice fortification as a cost-effective strategy that can help countries achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.
PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries.
ROME – The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, begins today a five-day visit to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua to reinforce WFP’s partnerships with governments and communities in their quest to improve food security and nutrition.
FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.