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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USUN Rome hosts the 2016-2017 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

Every year the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), selects a young American to serve as a Youth Observer to the United Nations. The Youth Observer position was created to increase youth interest and participation in international relations. This year's Youth Observer, Ms. Nicol Perez, spent ...
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The 13th McGovern Lecture: Remarks by Kimberly Flowers

That is what inspires me to work on agricultural development and foreign policy. And it is certainly what drove Ambassador George McGovern in his life’s work to alleviate hunger. I can tell you that U.S. Congressional members and staff that care about global food security may have a steep learning curve in terms of long-term ...
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Peace Corps Director Hessler-Radelet on World Food Security

The stakes are high, as we come together for this forty-third meeting of the Committee on World Food Security. For the first time in human history, the end of hunger, undernutrition, and extreme poverty is within our grasp. And yet, as we all know too well, significant challenges remain. Our task in the next few ...
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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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