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Ambassador Ertharin Cousin joins Bill Gates at the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) 35th Governing Council

USUN Rome participated in the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) 35th Governing Council held in Rome February 22-23.  The conference theme was,  “Sustainable smallholder agriculture: feeding the world, protecting the planet.”   There were powerful voices who spoke out in support of smallholder farmers:  United States Ambassador to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Agencies, Ertharin ...
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Opening Intervention by USAID/DCHA Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg WFP Executive Board First Regular Session

Thank you, Mr. President. Congratulations, Mr. President (Shobhan Pattanayak, Minister Counselor, Republic of India) and all the other newly elected members of the Executive Board Bureau.  The United States looks forward to working closely with you to advance collectively our efforts against world hunger.  And we express our utmost gratitude for the outstanding leadership of ...
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World Food Prize Laureate 2003 Catherine Bertini Talks About the Vital Importance of Investing in Girls

World Food Prize Laureate 2003 and Co-chair of the Global Agriculture Development Initiative for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Chair of the Council’s Girls in Rural Economies project, Catherine Bertini visited Ambassador Ertharin Cousin and staff at the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy (USUN Rome) ...
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U.S. Food and Agriculture Ambassador Ertharin Cousin Attends the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture agencies in Rome (USUN Rome), will attend the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea from November 29–December 1, 2011 as part of a delegation led by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and including USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Ertharin Cousin on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the World Food Programme

Today we celebrate the founding of the World Food Programme (WFP) 50 years ago, and take the occasion to renew our commitment to WFP’s mandate of saving, restoring and rebuilding lives around the world.  The United States played a critical role in the establishment of WFP when, in 1961, George McGovern, then the director of ...
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