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Highlights from “Breaking down silos to address a moment of historical crisis: Pathways to more integrated programming, funding and implementation”

  A high-level event held on 16 November during the second regular session of the WFP Executive Board   During the Second Regular Session of the Executive Board 2020, WFP had the honour to host the

An insight into the 2020 virtual Annual Session of the Executive Board

Following the first virtual regular session in April, the 2020 Annual Session of the Executive Board will also take place virtually.
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First virtual Joint Meeting of the Boards connects Rome and New York Memberships to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on UN reform efforts

For a half-day on 29 May, over 600 participants from Rome, New York and other capitals attended the first virtual Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP (J

What to expect from the Executive Board’s 2020 first regular session

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What to look out for at the 2019 Second Regular Session

From 18 to 21 November, the Executive Board will convene for its 2019 second regular session.  In a departure from the norm, the 2019 Second Regular Session will have a heavy policy focus and will ex
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Executive Board field visit in Bangladesh

For 2019 (19-25 October) the Executive Board Bureau undertook its annual field visit to view WFP operations.
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Executive Board visit to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot in Brindisi

UNHRD, Brindisi On 10 October 2019, a delegation from the Executive Board had a new opportunity to visit the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) and its Innovation Lab in Brindisi, Ita

Highlights on the Third Informal Joint Meeting of RBA Governing Bodies

On 13 September 2019, WFP hosted the third informal joint meeting of the FAO Council, the IFAD Executive Board and the WFP Executive Board.

Rome-based Agencies celebration of the 2019 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

On 6 September 2019 at WFP headquarters, WFP, FAO and IFAD, a.k.a.

Military commanders learn about civil-military coordination at WFP

This year’s participants of the Command and Staff College Course at the military academy of the German Armed Forces greatly enjoyed the insights they gained during a visit to WFP.
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Board President visits New York City to Chair the 2019 Joint Meeting of the Boards

On the occasion of the 2019 annual joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP (JMB), the President of the WFP Executive Board, H.E. Mr.

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Joint Field Visit 2019 to Colombia

Every year, representatives from the four Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP undertake a joint field visit (JFV) to observe inter-agency collaboration, project implementati

International Womens' Day - USUNRome Tweet and Violet Chair

The official Twitter account of the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies for Food & Agriculture (USUN Rome) twitted about today great event. See the tweet here.      

Africa Day of School Feeding

On 1 March 2019, the Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding, 55 countries will celebrate all over Africa under the theme: Investing in home grown school feeding for achieving Zero Hunger and sustaining i

Africa Regional Group - Plenary Meeting (ARG)

The Plenary Meeting of the Africa Regional Group (ARG) has been held in WFP Headquarters on February 28th.

Please find the draft agenda of the event here.

Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme Portfolio Presentation Showcasing Country Operations

In the context of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and to better respond to the needs of the United Nations Member States, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched in 2016.

Highlights for the First Regular Session of the Executive Board 2019

The 36 Member States of WFP’s Executive Board will convene for their first regular session from 26 to 28 February. Here are main highlights to look out for: The Executive Board Bureau elections

Side Events for First Regular Session of the Executive Board 2019 - Find the agenda!

During this First Regular Session of the Executive Board, a number of side events are going to take place over the next few days.   Monday, 25 February - Launch and ribbon-cutting of the WFP Gul

Website Enhancements

The Executive Board Platform The website and the Restricted Membership Area were launched at the beginning of 2018: the website in January and the Membership Area, which uses an encrypted and control

A quick overview of side events for Second Regular Session of the Executive Board 2018

So many side events and exhibitions have marked this Second Regular Session of the Executive Board. Here are some of them: Launch and ribbon-cutting of the United Arab Emirates-sponsored “Year of

Second Regular Session of the Executive Board 2018: a round-up

Rome headquarters hosted the second regular session of the Executive Board over four days from 13-16 November to lay out the foundation for WFP’s work for 2018 and beyond. Here's a round-up: Openi
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Executive Board visit to Brindisi

On 16 November 2018, an Executive Board delegation had the opportunity to visit the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) and its Innovation Lab in Brindisi, Italy.

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WFP Executive Board Field Visit to Turkey and Lebanon

The field visit of the WFP Executive Board took place in Turkey and Lebanon to view WFP’s work in supporting refugees impacted by the crisis in Syria and communities who kindly host them.

High-Level Visitors to HQ on the Occasion of World Food Day 2018

On the request of several Rome-based missions, the Executive Board Secretariat, with the support of HQ Services and HQ Security, facilitated several high-level visits including two head of states on M

Achieving Zero Hunger with scarce resources: Innovate, scale up, implement!

First Executive Board visit to the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich on 8 October 2018                       A delegation of 14 WFP Member States representing 13 countries visited the W

Annual Session of the Executive Board 2018

Meeting Agenda and Documents
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Joint Meeting of Executive Boards in New York

Fostering the cooperation between UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP  Agenda and Documents   Related report of the Joint Meeting of the Board which took place in New York, 1st June 2018.

Celebrating the successful piloting of Global Action Model UN 2018

400 high school students learned about diplomacy and multilateralism From 22 to 25 May 2018, WFP, with support from the Executive Board Secretariat, hosted the piloting of the Global Action Model Uni
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Joint Field Visit of the Boards to Republic of Uganda

The 2018 joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN- Women and WFP took place to the Republic of Uganda from 30 April to 4 May 2018.

Visit from the Military Academy of the German Armed Forces

German delegation learns about WFP’s humanitarian assistance programming

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Joint Field Visit of the Boards to Nepal

Meeting Agenda and Documents   The joint field visit to Nepal of the Executive Boards of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Natio
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WFP Executive Board's Field Visit to Ecuador

From 26 November to 2 December 2016, a team of Executive Board members visited Ecuador to:

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Joint Field Visit of the Boards to Kyrgyzstan

For the annual joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, WFP and UN-Women, a delegation of 21 members visited the Kyrgyz Republic from 2 to 7 May 2016, with the purpose

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WFP Executive Board Field Visit to Pakistan

From 6 to 14 September 2015 members of the WFP Executive Board visited Pakistan to gain a better understanding of WFP’s food assistance programming in one of its largest operations. The  field  visit
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Joint Field Visit of the Boards to Republic of Jordan

A delegation of 24 Members of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, WFP, and UN-Women conducted a joint field visit to Amman, Jordan from 24 April to 2 May 2015, with the purpose of enh

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WFP Executive Board's Field Visit to Lao People's Democratic Republic

Meeting Agenda and Documents   The WFP Board members visit Lao People's Democratic Republic from 7 to 16 September. The purpose of the visit is to allow Board members to: provide exposure to WFP
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Joint Field Visit of the Boards to Panama and El Salvador

Meeting Agenda & Documents   A delegation comprising 25 Members of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, WFP, and UN Women conducted a joint field visit to Panama and El Salvador fro