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Key Publications


Opening Statement to the WFP Executive Board; Rome, Italy (09/11/09)

Thank you Mr President and welcome everyone, I think with that beautiful introduction, we can just introduce the video that will pay tribute to our colleagues who were lost and wounded in the attack and also remember...

Remarks to the Committee on Food Security; Rome, Italy (14/10/09)

We stand at a critical crossroads. It is not unlike the one faced by leaders gathered in Rome in 1974 at the World Food Summit, which established the Committee on Food Security. While we have had great success...

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran at the 'A Call to Action on Nutrition' Forum - New York (22/09/09)

Make no mistake: President Obama's historic and bold commitment to food security, nutrition and hunger is moving the world. This administration's united front, with Secretary Clinton leading the effort, is ensuring...

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran at Millennium Promise Event - New York (21/09/09)

I am in the hunger business; it is what we do exclusively, 24/7, and I am sorry to tell you that business is booming. Today we are not only in an economic crisis, but a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on MoU with Millennium Villages project; New York, New York (28/09/09)

It is really our honour to partner with the Millennium villages. The time demands that we do. Hunger is the march, hunger is on the rise, and it is right now the most threatened Millennium Development Goal.

WFP Deputy Executive Director Staffan de Mistura at the Third World Climate Conference - (03/09/09)

The increasing number of climate and weather-related disasters and the impact that these may have on vulnerable people is troubling. While the number of hungry people has reached 1 billion, the number of people at...

Ready to help - Reaching the right people, in the right places, fast.

Preparedness is an investment against man-made and natural disasters. It means we use our resources wisely and efficiently, and our knowledge to reduce the risk of a bad situation becoming even worse.
When...

WFP Gender Policy brochure

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry people are women and girls; 20 percent are children under 5. Achieving gender...

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, Opening Statement to the Executive Board - Rome (08/06/09)

Unfortunately hunger is still on the march. The food crisis added more than 115 million to the ranks of the hungry in the past two years and this week the Director General of FAO, Jacques Diouf, said based on their...

WFP Annual Report 2009

In 2008, WFP faced a particularly difficult set of challenges, provoked by dramatically rising food and fuel prices and aggravated by widespread turmoil in international financial systems. By year’s end, WFP...