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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The United States has ratified the FAO Port State Measures Agreement

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, on March 7, formally presented Jose Graziano Da Silva, Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with the United States’ instrument of ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing .  The United States became the 22nd nation to ratify the treaty when President Barack Obama ...
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Remarks by Minister Counselor John Norris on Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste at FAO

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate today. First, I want to commend the G20 for its leadership and the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Food Policy Research Institute for your willingness to take on this important challenge with today’s launch of the Technical Platform on Food Loss and Waste. As ...
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The United States is committed to maintaining a robust refugee admissions program

September 11 – The United States is committed to maintaining a robust refugee admissions program, and is particularly aware of the needs of the Syrian refugee population. The President has determined that the administration will accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year.  The United States has provided over $4.1 billion in humanitarian assistance since ...
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