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U.S. Government Provides $10 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to WFP Libyan Crisis Operations

In response to the Libyan crisis, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), has donated $10 million to support World Food Programme (WFP) emergency food operations. This contribution, which represents more than a quarter of the $39.2 million requested for the WFP’s component of ...
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USUN Welcomes Dina Esposito, Newly Appointed Director of the USAID Office of Food for Peace

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies (USUN) was pleased to welcome Ms. Dina Esposito, newly appointed Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, who attended her first World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board in Rome, Italy February 14-16. Providing over $1 billion ...
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Opening Intervention by Ambassador Ertharin Cousin WFP Executive Board First Regular Session

Congratulations to you, my friend, Agnes and to all the other newly elected members of the Executive Board Bureau. I and the other members of the U.S. team look forward to working closely with you as we work to collectively advance our efforts to achieve global food and nutrition security. Thank you Executive Director for ...
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FAO Briefing on International Year of Forests 2011

The United Nations General Assembly’s goal this year is to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation, and sustainable development of all of the world’s forests. On February 9 th the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented a briefing on its recent publication State of the World’s Forests to mark 2011 as the International Year of Forests at their Rome headquarters. ...
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U.S Delegation sponsored several side events during the bi-annual UN Food and Agriculture Organization – Committee on Fisheries week (FAO-COFI)

A U.S. government delegation with representatives from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) participated in and sponsored several side events during the bi-annual UN Food and Agriculture Organization – Committee on Fisheries week (FAO-COFI). COFI, a subsidiary body of the FAO Council, was established by the FAO Conference at its Thirteenth Session in 1965.  The ...
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