16 April 2019

Invitation – Technology, Innovation & the End of Hunger

UN City Copenhagen, 16 April 2019 - 821 million people go to bed hungry every night and eradicating hunger has become one of the most important challenges of our time. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is working every day around the world to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. In a fast-moving world, the [...]

28 March 2019

World Food Programme Executive Director urges more funding for cyclone-hit Mozambique

BEIRA/MAPUTO, 27 March 2019 – At the end of a two-day visit to Mozambique, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, today said the international community must step up support to victims of the recent cyclone and flooding that have devastated large areas of the country. After arriving Tuesday [...]

7 March 2019

Working with Women and Girls Accelerates Progress Towards Food Security

Copenhagen, 7 March 2019 - Putting women and girls front and centre in policy decisions and in programmes to tackle hunger and poverty is vital for reaching our goal of a Zero Hunger world by 2030. Reducing inequalities and removing barriers that exclude women from influencing development in all sectors [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

18 September 2018

UN Women and WFP harness innovation for women’s economic empowerment in crisis situations

New York/Rome, 18 September 2018 —UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. Traditionally, cash transfers have been made available to refugees via third-party financial [...]

29 May 2018

Cash assistance reduce poverty among refugees, new study finds

Ankara, 29 May 2018 – Extreme poverty among refugees receiving EU- funded cash assistance in Turkey has fallen by half in a little over a year, according to a new report by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and the World Bank. Separate monitoring data shows that cash assistance received through [...]

3 April 2018

WFP Scales Up Response in Yemen to Prevent Famine

Sana’a, 3 April 2018 – Every year of conflict in Yemen pushes an additional one million people or more closer to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on the eve of a high-level pledging event in Geneva. “The conflict in Yemen has caused a humanitarian catastrophe creating suffering [...]

22 March 2018

Food crises continue to strike, and acute hunger intensifies

Rome, 22 March 2018 – A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 million more people than the year before — according to the latest edition of the Global Report on Food [...]