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Key Publications


Opening Remarks To The Executive Board; Rome, Italy (06/06/11)

Our Annual Executive Board session comes at a critical time in global food security, as the world continues to confront price volatility, supply shocks and rising hunger. I’m pleased that we will also be joined...

Opening Remarks to Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Washington, DC (26/05/11)

"Hello Class of 2011.  

Dean Einhorn, distinguished faculty, proud parents,grandparents, friends and future leaders.  It is an honor to be chosen to present this commencement address at SAIS......

Opening Remarks To The Executive Board; Rome, Italy (14/02/11)

We gather today at a very special time for the World Food Programme... 

Opening Statement to the Executive Board; Rome, Italy (08/11/10)

"...FAO last week announced that its Food Price Index in October hit the highest level in 27 months and prices are just a few points away from the record highs of 2008, with increases in global cereal, sugar and...

Remarks of the WFP Executive Director for World Food Day 2010; Rome, Italy (15/10/10)

I want to dedicate my remarks on the 30th World Food Day to a dream. Nelson Mandela had a dream.  Mahatma Ghandi had a dream.  Martin Luther King had a dream. Norman Borlaug had a dream.

Opening Remarks to the WFP Executive Board; Rome, Italy (07/06/10)

With your support, we stand firmly on the foundation of profound reforms and will consider at this Board new financial improvements that have made us better prepared, better positioned and better able to fulfill our...

Opening Remarks to the WFP Executive Board; Rome, Italy (08/02/10)

My thanks to all who have been mentioned in a year of service, your great service to the World Food Programme. Mr. President, I think it is unanimous, you have successfully shepherded this Board through a challenging...

CSIS “Our Global Challenges Series” Dialogue: Ending Poverty And Hunger; Washington, DC (24/11/09)

We’re discussing the first millennium development goal, which is about ending extreme hunger and poverty, and the target – specifically by 2015 – of cutting the proportion of hungry and those living...

Statement at the World Food Summit; Rome, Italy (16/11/09)

We stand at a critical crossroads. At this moment in time we must galvanize all nations, all people, all resources to defeat hunger. Or we can watch helplessly as the first – and most foundational –...