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2010-09-23 09:39:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program, will speak on overcoming the challenges that threaten the state of food security in the world at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 29. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) As leader of the UN World Food Program since 2007, Josette Sheeran oversees the world's largest humanitarian agency...

2009-06-19 14:45:00

The global economic slowdown combined with high food prices is causing one in six of the world's population, more than one billion people, to go hungry, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday. Compared with last year, there are 100 million more people consuming less than 1,800 calories a day, said U.N. officials presenting the report in Rome. Nearly all the world's hungry live in developing nations, where food prices have fallen more slowly than in wealthy...

2008-12-16 11:44:00

ROME, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today urged countries to step up and allocate to urgent hunger needs a fraction of what is proposed for financial rescue packages to address the global economic downturn. "We need to send a bold signal of hope to the world with a human rescue package," said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program, speaking from New Delhi during her first visit to India, the country with the single...

2008-08-13 21:00:20

WFP rolls out USD 110 mln to help fight hunger in Horn of Africa NAIROBI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) announced Tuesday the roll-out of 110 million U.S. dollars to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. A statement from the UN agency said the funds will be used in the region, where the effects of drought and insecurity have been compounded by high prices, to meet urgent food needs including supplementary feeding programs for malnourished children. WFP said...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

WFP: cash roll-out to help hunger hot spots As nearly one billion poor people worldwide struggle to survive the unrelenting global high food and fuel price crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the roll-out of a US$214 million package directed at 16 hunger hotspots. "With hunger on the rise, we are doing our best to stream incoming contributions to the people most in need in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean," said WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran. "It...

2008-04-23 10:45:00

Speaking Tuesday at summit in London, Josette Sheeran, executive director at the World Food Program, referred to a "silent tsunami" of hunger in many developing countries across the globe.Rising fuel prices and unpredictable weather and demand have all become factors leading to the first global food crisis since World War II. "What we are seeing now is affecting more people on every continent," Sheeran said.Sheeran co-hosted a series of talks along with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and...

2006-08-10 16:26:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush launched a new global campaign on Thursday to combat kleptocracy, or rampant government corruption, which he said undermines democracy and development in poor countries. "Kleptocracy is an obstacle to democratic progress, undermines faith in government institutions, and steals prosperity from the people," Bush said in a statement. Bush's National Strategy To Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy follows the agreement by the Group...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'