Ambassador Cindy McCain Announces U.S. Funding for IFAD in Response to the Global Food Crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, Cindy H. McCain, will visit Guatemala from July 23 – July 27 and Honduras from July 27 – July 30, 2022. During her trip, she will lead a media tour to various U.S.-funded UN projects to showcase how the U.S. government, the UN …

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Ambassador Cindy McCain Announces U.S. Assistance to Alleviate the Rising Global Cost of Fertilizer

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, Cindy H. McCain, will visit Guatemala from July 23 – July 27 and Honduras from July 27 – July 30, 2022. During her trip, she will lead a media tour to various U.S.-funded UN projects to showcase how the U.S. government, the UN …

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Ambassador Cindy McCain’s Travel to Guatemala and Honduras July 23-30

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, Cindy H. McCain, will visit Guatemala from July 23 – July 27 and Honduras from July 27 – July 30, 2022. During her trip, she will lead a media tour to various U.S.-funded UN projects to showcase how the U.S. government, the UN …

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Ambassador Cindy McCain’s Remarks at the SDG16 Conference in Rome

Ambassador Cindy McCain’s Remarks at the SDG16 Conference in Rome The Conference was hosted by the  United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) the  International Development Law Organization ,(IDLO) and the  Government of Italy. Rome, April 21 First of all, thank you to the Government of Italy, the International Development Law Organization, and the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs for inviting me to join this extremely …

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U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCain visits humanitarian crisis response activities in southern Madagascar

The UN agencies and USAID are working together to build community resilience to climate shocks in Madagascar’s deep south, where the latest analysis suggests 1.47 million people – or 50 percent of the region’s population – are food insecure.

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The United States Opposes Russia’s Election to WFP Executive Board Leadership Post

Ambassador Cindy McCain delivered the following statement by the United States at the World Food Programme Executive Board Rome, February 28, 2022 The United States condemns this nomination and believes that a representative from Russia should not be elected to the position of vice president in the World Food Programme (WFP). Russia’s attack on Ukraine …

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Ambassador Cindy McCain presents her credentials to IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo

Ambassador McCain is looking forward to working with IFAD to help improve livelihoods for the world’s most vulnerable. Connecting rural farmers to markets, technology, finance and know-how means stronger, more sustainable food systems for all.

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Welcome Ambassador McCain!

  The U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies is thrilled to welcome Ambassador Cindy Hensley McCain to the USUN Rome Mission.  Ambassador McCain was sworn in by the Biden Administration to serve as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome on November 5th, 2021 and arrived in Rome on January 11, 2022. …

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Ambassador Cindy McCain delivers the U.S. opening remarks at the 168th FAO Council

The United States is ready to work with other FAO members to address these urgent challenges.  I am also confident this organization has put itself on solid footing to confront these challenges with agility, renewed emphasis on innovation, elevated attention to climate change, and energized public-private partnerships through its Strategic Framework adopted earlier this year. 

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Ambassador Tom delivers the U.S. National Statement for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Assembly of Parties

 The United States commends IDLO on its adherence to its core principles of Inclusion, Integration, and Innovation during this year of unprecedented challenges.  As the only intergovernmental organization exclusively dedicated to the rule of law as an enabler of peace, sustainable development, and human rights, IDLO is uniquely positioned to build judicial capacity in challenging operating environments.  

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Ambassador Kip Tom delivers the U.S. Opening Statement at the WFP Executive Board

Let me begin by reiterating the congratulations of the United States to the World Food Program for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020. This award is recognition for the tremendous impact the World Food Program has under your leadership and that of all the World Food Program staff around the world dealing in …

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Ambassador Kip Tom Assesses Humanitarian Response to Beirut Explosion

Ambassador Kip Tom visited Beirut, Lebanon in early October to view the damage caused by the massive explosion in Beirut’s port, and assess the humanitarian response.  The United States is working with the World Food Program (WFP) to help meet the food security needs of the most vulnerable communities in Lebanon  during these very difficult …

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Remarks by Ambassador Kip Tom at the Opening Session of the World Food Program Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, this first year of a new decade— from the outset —is proving to be one that calls for more fortitude, perseverance and adaptation than we could have ever predicted.  The United States more so than in the past looks to institutions like WFP to be a part of the holistic, constructive effort …

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Ambassador Kip Tom visits Rwanda, attends the Africa Food Security Dialogue

August 10, 2019 Partnerships were a key theme on Ambassador Kip Tom’s recent visit to Rwanda. From August 5-8th the Ambassador participated in the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) in Kigali, Rwanda and made several site visits to UN projects promoting food security and local economic development. “Agriculture by nature involves risk, but by …

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U.S. Statement given by Ambassador Kip Tom at the Opening of the June 2019 WFP Executive Board

The role of the United Nations and its partners is indispensable in reaching the most vulnerable people. We rely on organizations like WFP within the United Nations (UN)family to help mitigate the worst impacts of crises and keep beneficiary needs at the center of all humanitarian interventions.

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Press Release: Ambassador Nikki Haley on the Adoption of a UN Security Council Statement on Famine

“Famine is an issue of peace and security. With the adoption of this statement, the Security Council has finally acknowledged the clear link between conflict and famine. This is a man-made crisis, and people are dying of hunger because of man-made ‎conflict.‎ The Security Council must continue to demand access for ‎food and other life-saving …

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