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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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The 15th McGovern lecturer: Dr. Christopher Barrett

Dr. Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, delivered the 15th Annual McGovern Lecture at FAO on Science and Solidarity: Innovations to Meet Global Food Security Challenges. April 4th, 2019   “Food security may be the defining global challenge of the century.” This was Dr. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the 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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The United States Supports the Venezuelan People with Humanitarian Assistance – Fact Sheet

RECOGNIZING THE REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: Former President Nicolas Maduro's systematic economic mismanagement, corruption, and violent oppression have caused severe shortages of food and medicine and needless human suffering, resulting in an exodus of millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.
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