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Opening Intervention by Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Board Annual Session

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the Executive Director for her strong statement today, and the United States welcomes the presence of WFP Hunger Ambassador Peter Bakker. Madame Executive Director, Since the last meeting of the Executive Board in February, we have once again experienced great personal losses. The United States expresses its ...
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Ambassador Cousin is Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Latin American Food Bank and Food Security Conference in Colombia

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin served as keynote speaker at the Latin American Food Bank and Food Security Conference in Bogota, Colombia on May 26.  Among other important topics, in her address she discussed her work as U.S. government representative to the UN Food and Agriculture agencies in Rome—the organizations that are at the heart of international ...
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University of Minnesota Confers Honorary Degree of Law to Ambassador Cousin

On May 20th, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin visited the University of Minnesota where she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree—the highest honor conferred by the university. She spoke to the university about the U.S. government’s important work with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies headquartered in Rome, Italy. The Ambassador also commended the University ...
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U.S. Government Partners with IDLO to Improve Training for Legal Professionals in Southern Sudan

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) contributed $2 million to the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) for an innovative legal education program in southern Sudan.  The program will develop key training institutions for legal professionals in southern Sudan, as part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to assist ...
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Ambassador Cousin Joins League of Black Women’s 8th Annual Global Leadership Conference

On Wednesday, May 18th Ambassador Ertharin Cousin joined the League of Black Women at their 8th Annual Global Leadership conference, “Black Women 2011: New World Power . . . When Your World Is Not Enough”. The Conference took place in Tampa, Florida. There she joined over 100 African American female professionals and students all present ...
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