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Ambassador Cousin speaks about Women and Multilateralism at Women’s Leadership Conference in Bern, Switzerland

Ertharin Cousin, United States Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, spoke about “Women and Multilateralism: Harvesting What We Sow” at an awards ceremony on March 6th that opened a women’s leadership conference in Bern, Switzerland. The three-day bilateral women’s leadership conference: “Sister Republics:  Building Bridges – an action plan for women’s leadership” was organized ...
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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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