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U.S. Statement given by Deputy Chief of Mission Jennifer Harhigh at the opening of the November WFP Executive Board

November 18, 2019 Thank you Mr. President and Executive Director for your thoughtful remarks and comprehensive presentations.  Ambassador Tom apologizes, he wanted to be here, but is on his way to participate in a Senate Hearing regarding the U.S. role in the UN system. Executive Director Beasley, we all have witnessed the phenomenon of increasing ...
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Ambassador Kip Tom visits Rwanda, attends the Africa Food Security Dialogue

August 10, 2019 Partnerships were a key theme on Ambassador Kip Tom’s recent visit to Rwanda. From August 5-8th the Ambassador participated in the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) in Kigali, Rwanda and made several site visits to UN projects promoting food security and local economic development. “Agriculture by nature involves risk, but by ...
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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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U.S. Statement given by Ambassador Kip Tom at the Opening of the June 2019 WFP Executive Board

The role of the United Nations and its partners is indispensable in reaching the most vulnerable people. We rely on organizations like WFP within the United Nations (UN)family to help mitigate the worst impacts of crises and keep beneficiary needs at the center of all humanitarian interventions.
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