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UN World Food Program

Cousin named WFP's next executive director

The United Nations today appointed Ertharin Cousin, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. food agencies in Rome, as the next executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, and President Barack Obama and a host of Cabinet officials praised the appointment. Read More...

Sheeran bows out of WFP post, new FAO head eyes eradication of world hunger

United Nations World Food Program executive director Josette Sheeran announced today she will leave her post when her term expires in April, while Jose Graziano da Silva, the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, announced that eradication of world hunger will be the goal of his three-and-a-half year term, rather than the previous U.N. goal of halving hunger by 2015. Read More...