Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Duffy at the Opening of the WFP Executive Board Annual Session

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the World Food Program Executive Board Annual Session June 18, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) We would like to welcome the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, and Princess Haya Al Hussain, the United Nations Messenger of Peace, to this meeting and to Rome.  We thank ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Launch of the 2018 Global Report on Food Crises

The 2018 Global Report on Food Crises presents evidence that speaks to some of our deepest concerns: the number of food insecure people is rising rapidly -- up 11 percent from 2017 – and new or intensified conflicts have played a major role in that increase. The number of people experiencing food insecurity is on the ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the WFP Executive Board

We have entered a period of food insecurity not seen since the founding of the United Nations at the end of the Second World War, with 80 million people across the globe now living in highly food insecure environments.  Twenty million are in fact so severely food insecure that many of them are in danger ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy joins leaders of WFP, FAO and IFAD on joint visit to Ethiopia

USUN Chargé d’Affaires Thomas M. Duffy joined the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s President Gilbert F. Houngbo and the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Executive Director David Beasley) when they made a joint visit to Ethiopia from September 1-4 .  The heads of the ...
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USUN Rome Celebrates Independence Day 2017

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy   July 7th, 2017 Villa San Sebastiano Thanks to our wonderful singer, Soprano Fabiana Rossi. Thanks also to the US Marine Corps Color Guard: Staff Sergeant Stephen Clark, Sergeant Edward Suess, Sergeant Robert Lynch, Sergeant Marcos Bocanegra, and Sergeant Jeremiah Thomas. Also representing the Department of the Navy are ...
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Iowa State University Students Visit the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies

A group of students from Iowa State University’s Dean’s Global Agricultural and Food Leadership Program visited the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome in May to learn about the role the United States plays in the international effort to address global food security. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy discussed the importance of challenging assumptions ...
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The United States Joins the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

On March 13, 2017 the United States joined the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture that was approved at the 2001 Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). USUN Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Duffy deposited the instrument of ratification by presenting it to the Director General of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Duffy at the Opening of the World Food Program Executive Board

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the February Session of the World Food Program (WFP) Executive Board February 20, 2017 Congratulations, Mr. President, on your election.  We would also like to express our appreciation for the outgoing president.  Also, thank you to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Grandi, ...
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International day of the Girl Child #DadsandDaughters

For the International Day of the Girl Child 2016, the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome's Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Duffy and his daughter, Elena, share thoughts on the importance of having girls' participation. #DadsandDaughters. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare October 11 as the International Day of ...
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