Under Secretary Ted McKinney delivers the U.S. Statement at the 41st FAO Conference

Rome, June 24, 2019 Mr. Chairman, Director General Graziano da Silva, distinguished colleagues and guests, thank you for the opportunity to address you all today.  It is an honor and a pleasure to join fellow Member states to find solutions to end hunger.  And, the United States thanks Director General Graziano da Silva for his …

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U.S. Statement at the Opening of the February 2019 WFP Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, as you have consistently reminded the world, the number of people who are hungry, malnourished, and suffering from conflict continues to rise.  We applaud your unstinting efforts and your willingness to take — as you did in Yemen — a strong and principled stand to best ensure that relief is directed and …

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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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