Ambassador Kip Tom delivers the U.S. Opening Statement at the WFP Executive Board

Let me begin by reiterating the congratulations of the United States to the World Food Program for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020. This award is recognition for the tremendous impact the World Food Program has under your leadership and that of all the World Food Program staff around the world dealing in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kip Tom at the Opening Session of the World Food Program Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, this first year of a new decade— from the outset —is proving to be one that calls for more fortitude, perseverance and adaptation than we could have ever predicted.  The United States more so than in the past looks to institutions like WFP to be a part of the holistic, constructive effort ...
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The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

The United States is by far the most generous and reliable contributor to crisis response and humanitarian action through the United Nations and dozens of international organizations. U.S. assistance, monetary and in-kind contributions, expertise and technology, are indispensable to the effort to combat COVID-19
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U.S. Statement at the Opening of the February 2019 WFP Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, as you have consistently reminded the world, the number of people who are hungry, malnourished, and suffering from conflict continues to rise.  We applaud your unstinting efforts and your willingness to take -- as you did in Yemen -- a strong and principled stand to best ensure that relief is directed and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the WFP Executive Board

We have entered a period of food insecurity not seen since the founding of the United Nations at the end of the Second World War, with 80 million people across the globe now living in highly food insecure environments.  Twenty million are in fact so severely food insecure that many of them are in danger ...
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Statement From Ambassador Nikki Haley on the Release of World Food Program Aid Worker Peter Alex From South Sudan

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK Office of the Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017  Statement From Ambassador Nikki Haley on the Release of World Food Program Aid Worker Peter Alex From South Sudan We are relieved to learn that Peter Alex, a World Food Program aid ...
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Remarks by Karla Thieman, Chief of Staff, U.S.D.A., at the FAO Conference on Rural Women

As agriculture professionals, we play a pivotal role in ending hunger and poverty. As this challenge has been confronted by numerous international organizations, faith-based groups and governments, women have emerged as playing a major role in agriculture around the globe. But often, their voices are still not heard and they are still not invited to ...
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