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  • Christmas miracle: Baby Josephine was released as the youngest Ebola survivor from a USAID-supported Ebola treatment unit in Liberia in December 2014. / Maya Baldouf, International Medical Corps

    World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives

  • More rice, less hunger, fewer greenhouse emissions

    More rice, less hunger, fewer greenhouse emissions

  • Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (Photo by CNFA)

    Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • U.S. to Highlight American Food, Sustainability, Innovation at Milan Expo

    U.S. to Highlight American Food, Sustainability, Innovation at Milan Expo

News from the Mission

  • Remarks by Ambassador David Lane for U.S. Independence Day 2015
    Remarks by Ambassador David Lane for U.S. Independence Day 2015

    July 3, 2015 -- Buona Sera. Thank you, Nehemiah Brown, who runs the Florence Gospel Choir School, for that wonderful performance of our National Anthem. And a special thank you to our fine Marines, who I am honored to work alongside every day. Once again, welcome to everyone who has joined us here today to help celebrate our Nation’s 239th birthday.  

  • Women Farmers Gain Rights to Their Land with Support from USAID
    Women Farmers Gain Rights to Their Land with Support from USAID

    June 19, 2015 -- We know that when women farmers are given equal access to land and other agricultural resources, farming productivity and family nutrition in communities improves by as much as 30%. We also know that people with secure access to land are more likely to invest in that land and its sustainable use. And yet, around the world many women farmers still have limited agricultural resources and lack secure land rights. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador David Lane at FAO Event on the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture: “The Way Forward”
    Remarks by Ambassador David Lane at FAO Event on the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture: “The Way Forward”

    June 11, 2015 -- Welcome to this opportunity to discuss the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, and what the U.S. Government is doing to support the Alliance during its inception year, as well as to advance climate smart food security, more broadly, at home and overseas. 

  • U.S. Intervention at the 39th FAO Conference by Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    U.S. Intervention at the 39th FAO Conference by Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    June 8, 2015 -- Mr. Chairman, Director-General Graziano da Silva, distinguished colleagues and guests, thank you for the opportunity to address you today. It is an honor and a pleasure to join my colleagues from all over the world at this 39th Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  

  • Opening Remarks at the World Food Program Executive Board
    Opening Remarks at the World Food Program Executive Board

    May 25, 2015 -- I’m Sheba Crocker, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and am honored to be able to participate in this session of the Board, especially at a time when global crises are demanding more and more from WFP. We’re here today because the World Food Program is a valued partner for each of our countries.  

  • Food and Nutrition Security Media Reporting Tour to Tajikistan Report
    Food and Nutrition Security Media Reporting Tour to Tajikistan Report

    May 18, 2015 -- David Lane, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome traveled in Tajikistan May 11-15, to observe the challenges and progress being made in food and nutrition security there. While there, he visited project sites supported by the World Food Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

  • Food for Peace Boot Camp Trains Officers To Combat Global Hunger
    Food for Peace Boot Camp Trains Officers To Combat Global Hunger

    April 24, 2015 -- Boot camp usually conjures up images of new military recruits being subjected to fiery drill sergeants, endless marching, agonizing calisthenics, and weapons training -- remember Bill Murray’s character in the film Stripes? Preparing soldiers for combat is important for national security.  

  • On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds
    On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds

    March 28, 2015 -- Last week I accompanied World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin to South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of its most complex and pressing challenges.  

  • Photo Exhibit by Public Affairs Officer Sharon Ketchum features women in agriculture
    Photo Exhibit by Public Affairs Officer Sharon Ketchum features women in agriculture

    March 8, 2015 -- Leading up to International Women’s day, photos by USUN Rome’s Political Affairs Officer Sharon Ketchum were displayed at John Cabot University. The exhibition, highlighting the role women have in feeding the world, was introduced by Ambassador David Lane and attended by several USUN Rome employees, members of the UN community in Rome, and students and professors from the University.  

  • Remarks by Ambassador David Lane on the International Day of Family Remittances
    Remarks by Ambassador David Lane on the International Day of Family Remittances

    February 17, 2015 -- [...]Before I share a few words with you on the importance and impact of remittances, I would like to first thank IFAD both for taking the initiative to draw global attention to the importance of remittances for billions of people around the world and for implementing innovative and sustainable initiatives like the Financing Facility for Remittances. 

  • USUN Rome Ambassador David Lane highlights links between water management, food security at “Road to Expo: Water for Food” conference
    USUN Rome Ambassador David Lane highlights links between water management, food security at “Road to Expo: Water for Food” conference

    Rome, January 30, 2015 -- U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, participated in the “Road to Expo: Water for Food” conference in Rome, an event organized in cooperation with the National Research Council (CNR) at the American Studies Center and the U.S. Embassy to Italy.  

  • The Future of Agriculture in Mozambique: Entrepreneurs
    The Future of Agriculture in Mozambique: Entrepreneurs

    January 28, 2015 -- Farmers in Mozambique, like those in other developing countries I have visited, consistently said they want one thing most of all – to move beyond subsistence farming to a modern agricultural economy. They seek business skills to improve and diversify their production, so that they can increase their incomes and provide more opportunities for their families.  

  • Farmer Field School Enhances Food Security in Mozambique
    Farmer Field School Enhances Food Security in Mozambique

    January 16, 2015 -- In the middle of a sun-drenched field in central Mozambique, Otilia Vasco, a farmer from Choridzo village, pointed to an easel illustrating demonstration plots the villagers were sowing under the guidance of a facilitator from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)  

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    Opening Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lane at the Second Regular Session of the World Food Programme Executive Board Meeting

    November 10, 2014 -- This morning I would like to begin by acknowledging the heroic work and sacrifice of WFP staff and contractors across the organization this past year, and likewise for WFP’s implementing partners. In particular and with great sadness, we acknowledge Mr. Ayman Omar, Mr. Abdul Qader Haj Jneid, Mr. Ahmad Haj Jneid, and Mr. Housien Hammoud , who were tragically killed in Syria while supporting WFP operations there.  

  • Elections Are Held at IDLO’s Annual Assembly of Parties; U.S. becomes Vice President
    Elections Are Held at IDLO’s Annual Assembly of Parties; U.S. becomes Vice President

    November 7, 2014 -- On Thursday, November 6th, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, presided over his last meeting as President of the Assembly of Parties of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).  

  • National Geographic and FAO join forces to raise awareness on hunger and nutrition
    National Geographic and FAO join forces to raise awareness on hunger and nutrition

    October 24, 2014 -- "The U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, attended the October 17 signing of an agreement between the National Geographic Society and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to facilitate their work together to provide information and raise awareness about hunger and nutrition. " 

  • 2014 McGovern Lecturer, Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, addresses “Local Produce, Local Markets: Fostering Regional Agricultural Systems”
    2014 McGovern Lecturer, Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, addresses “Local Produce, Local Markets: Fostering Regional Agricultural Systems”

    October 24, 2014 -- "Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability at George Washington University, and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was this year’s lecturer for the 11th Annual George McGovern Lecture sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome (USUN). " 

  • 2014 Hunger Run
    2014 Hunger Run

    October 24, 2014 -- "On October 19th, USUN Rome participated in the Hunger Run for the ninth consecutive year. The Hunger Run is an annual event, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, with the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as additional sponsors." 

  • U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security leads Dialogue on Nutrition at the FAO
    U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security leads Dialogue on Nutrition at the FAO

    October 2014 -- Dr. Nancy Stetson, the U.S. Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Global Food Security and head of the U.S. Delegation to the 41st Plenary of the Committee on World Food Security, led a Dialogue on Nutrition at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) last week in Rome (see here for webcast). 

  • Ambassador Lane and Regional Journalists View Agricultural Development in Burkina
    Ambassador Lane and Regional Journalists View Agricultural Development in Burkina

    September 22, 2014 -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome David Lane completed a five-day trip in Burkina Faso where he met with farmers, government officials and representatives of non-governmental programs working to improve food security.  

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USA Pavilion 2015

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ROMUN2015

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    The Italian Society for International Organitazion, SIOI, and its Student Movement MSOI, in partnership with the United States Diplomatic Missions to Italy, is launching the international Model UN to be played in Rome, October 16-20.

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USAID Fact Sheets

  • USAID Fact Sheets

#LetGirlsLearn

Powering Agriculture Video

Get Into Model UN!

  • Get Into Model UN!

U.S. Support for the UN Agencies

Nutrition

The Future of Food Assistance

Water and Development Strategy

  • Water and Development Strategy

Int'l Food Security Assessment

Role of Women in Feeding the World

Holiday Closure


  • The Mission will be closed on Monday, June 29, 2015 in observance of St. Peter and St. Paul's Day, American holiday.

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Addressing Climate Change

  • Addressing Climate Change

Report an IPR Violation

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    The process through which new ideas are generated and successfully introduced in the marketplace — is a primary driver of U.S. economic growth and national competitiveness. Likewise, U.S. companies’ use of trademarks to distinguish their goods and services from those of competitors represents an additional support for innovation, enabling firms to capture market share, which contributes to growth in our economy. The granting and protection of intellectual property rights is vital to promoting innovation and creativity and is an essential element of our free-enterprise, market-based system. For more information follow this link: www.iprcenter.gov/referral

US Food Aid: Reducing World Hunger

  • U.S. Food Aid: Reducing World Hunger

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