The United States is elected to the Executive Board Bureau at the World Food Program

The newly elected 2018-2019 Executive Board Bureau of the World Food Program (WFP). Top center is U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy. ©WFP/Rein Skullerud

At the recent First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the World Food Program (WFP), held February 27 to March 1, the United States, represented by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy,  was elected to the 2018-2019 Executive Board Bureau.

As a member of the Bureau, Chargé Duffy is the convener of the List D, Donor Group, at WFP.

The Executive Board is WFP’s supreme governing body. Comprising 36 Member States of the United Nations or Member Nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Board provides intergovernmental support, policy direction and supervision of the activities of WFP.

The Executive Board Bureau, elected by the Board at each year’s First Regular Session, is composed of one member and one alternate from each electoral List.

The primary function of the Executive Board Bureau is to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Executive Board.  Members share information and dialogue between List members and the Executive Board Secretariat.