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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