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WFP Executive Director Travels To New York Ahead Of The UN General Assembly

During a five-day visit, Cousin will meet with high-level UN officials, government leaders, private sector partners and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for strategic discussions on hunger, nutrition, food security and development. Topics that will take center stage include WFP’s work in emergencies including Syria and the Sahel; accelerating action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); a sustainable development agenda post-2015; and safety and security for humanitarian personnel and the people they serve throughout the world. The critical role of nutrition in efforts to end hunger will be highlighted in a reception co-hosted by WFP, its partner Royal DSM and the NGO World Vision. Cousin will also participate in a panel at the Social Good Summit focusing on the “Zero Hunger Challenge : Small Act, Big Impact.” In addition, she will serve as a judge on the Executive Jury of the Hult Prize hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

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For more information please contact (email address: firstname.lastname@wfp.org):
Bettina Luescher, WFP/New York, Tel. +1 646 5566909, Mob. +1 646 8241112
Emilia Casella, WFP/Rome, Tel. +39 06 6513 3854, Mob. +39 347 9450634