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Executive Director - June 2013

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with the United States Delegation attending the Annual Session of the WFP Executive Board on Monday, 3 June

From left to right: Ms. Patricia Sheikh, Deputy Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service/USDA; Mr. Matt Nims, Deputy Director, Food For Peace/USAID; Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme; H.E. Ambassador David Lane, United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with the Swiss Delegation attending the Annual Session of the WFP Executive Board on Monday, 3 June

From left to right: Mr. Andreas Schiess, Senior Counsellor for Humanitarian Affairs, Permanent Representation, Rome; Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme; H.E. Ambassador Manuel Bessler, Head of the Humanitarian Aid Department and Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit; Ms. Christina Grieder, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP in Rome

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with Dr. Florika Finck Hooijer, Director, Strategy, Policy and International Cooperation of ECHO on Tuesday, 4 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with Her Excellency Kandia Kamissoko Camara, Minister of National Education and Professional Training of Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday, 5 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Miguel Ruíz Cabañas Izquierdo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico, on Wednesday, 5 June

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Five UN Agencies Committed to Working Together in Support of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

From left to right: Mr José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO; Mr Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD; Ms Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of WFP; H.E. Alan Duncan, Minister of State for International Development U.K.; Ms Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO; and Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, on the margins of the pre-G8 Nutrition for Growth event held on June 8 in London.

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin hand delivers on behalf of the five (5) UN Agencies a joint Commitment Letter and Work Plan to continue improving the governance of the UN System Network for the SUN Movement to strengthen collaboration on nutrition. The Work Plan provides a harmonized framework for the role and activities of the UN System Network in support of SUN at both global and country levels. These agencies also committed to supporting REACH as an effective means of building national nutrition governance and capacity while encouraging other UN agencies to join the global UN System Network for SUN.  Later this year, the UN System Network for SUN will formally launch the platform for improved and effective inter-agency cooperation.

 

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with the Cuban President Raul Castro

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Walid Assaf, Minister of Agriculture, State of Palestine on Friday, 14 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with the Honourable Dr. Abdur Razzaque, Food Minister of Bangladesh on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Heikki Holmås, Minister for International Development of Norway on Monday 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Elmer López, Minister of Agriculture of Guatemala on Monday, 17 June

Also present to the meeting: Ms Sylvia Wohlers de Meie, Deputy Permanent Representative of Guatemala; Congressman Eduardo Queh Chen, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; and Dr Rualdo Leal Flores, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock.

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with Hon. Felix Kiptarus Koskei, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture of Kenya on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Robert Sichinga, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Zambia on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Sharad Pawar, Indian Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with Her Excellency Tina Joemat-Petterson, Minister of Agriculture of South Africa on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with Hon. Clement Kofi Humado, Minister for Food and Agriculture of Ghana, and with H.E. Nayon Bilijo, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development of Ghana on Monday, 17 June

From left to right: Hon. Clement Kofi Humado, Minister for Food and Agriculture of Ghana; Her Excellency Evelyn Anita Stokes-Hayford, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary; Ms Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of WFP; and H.E. Nayon Bilijo, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development of Ghana.

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture of Eritrea on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo on Monday, 17 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture of France, on Tuesday, 18 June

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Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets with H.E. Shimon Peres, President of Israel on Wednesday, 19 June

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Damascus, Syria, June 26

During a visit to the Syrian capital, Executive Director Cousin met staff and partners involved in distributing food to Syrians affected by the fighting.  She stressed that WFP is working to ensure no Syrians go hungry, despite the ongoing conflict in their country.

WFP Executive Director In Private Audience With His Holiness Pope Francis on Thursday, 27 June

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin briefed His Holiness Pope Francis about the urgent needs facing families in Palestine and Syria during a private audience held at the Vatican immediately following her return from the Middle East. Find out more

 

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(Copyright Rome Reports TV)

WFP Executive Director In Private Audience With His Holiness Pope Francis on Thursday, 27 June

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin briefed His Holiness Pope Francis about the urgent needs facing families in Palestine and Syria during a private audience held at the Vatican immediately following her return from the Middle East. Find out more

 

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(Copyright Rome Reports TV)

Ertharin Cousin - June 2013