Monaco participates in 2nd Session of World Food Program

HE Mr. Robert Fillon, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the WFP, and Ms. Martine Garcia-Mascarenhas, Second Secretary at the Embassy of Monaco in Italy, Deputy Alternate Representative to FAO and WFP, participated in the 2nd Ordinary Session of the World Food Program (WFP) Board of Directors, which took place from 26 to 29 November in Rome.

Ms. Martine Garcia-Mascarenhas and Silvia Caruso, Representative and Country Director of WFP Mali © DR
Ms. Martine Garcia-Mascarenhas and Silvia Caruso, Representative and Country Director of WFP Mali © DR

The session was opened by WFP Executive Director David Beasley with a reminder of the latest 2018 report on the “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”: $ 821 million. people are still hungry and more than 150 million children are stunted. Mr. Beasley pleaded for WFP to be the vehicle for cultural change, moving from a food aid logic to empowerment mechanisms for the populations concerned.

The WFP Executive Board has adopted its Management Plan and Work Program 2019-2021, as well as numerous Country Strategic Plans (SPPs), including those of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. These four countries benefit from the support of the Monegasque International Cooperation (Mali since 2019) for multi-year programs of school canteens, prevention and treatment of malnutrition, nutritional education and food fortification.

The Principality of Monaco made a statement honoring its commitment to food safety, the fourth pillar of development aid, the 1 st multilateral partner is now the World Food Program.

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