The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s largest agency fighting hunger in some 80 countries, with an operating budget of $7 billion and 16,000 humanitarians providing food aid to 80 million people, the Director of Private Sector Partnerships: Prerana Issar.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY ROB OPP, DIRECTOR OF WORLD FOOD PROGRAM (WFP). THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY ROB OPP. Fifteen years

SDG2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture -  What it means With a focus on transformation, universality and interconnectedness, combined with an ambition to tackle root causes, SDG2 encapsulates the vision driving the whole

HOW THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME USES INNOVATION TO FIGHT HUNGER My first introduction to the United Nations and organizations such as the World Food Programme came in secondary school as a delegate for Libya at The Hague International Model United Nations.

(Header Photo by: Quinn Miller-Beddell) Zaria Forman is a New York based artist whose drawings are nothing of what we’ve seen before; photorealistic large-scale pastel images made by hand recreating natural landscapes. A seasoned traveller since she was a young age, Zaria has

Water is life. Water is essential to food security and nutrition: who could disagree? There is a "right to food" and now we have an emerging "right to water" and "right to land". And a coming battle for water. This -

From the Addis Ababa Third International Conference on Financing for Development to the UN General Assembly in New York, the post 2015 Sustainable Development goals take the form of: a road paved with good intentions for the poor and hungry.  In

Overfishing, climate change and hunger is what you call a "triple whammy"on the planet. You may wonder what they have in common, but at the United Nations, no one doubts that the three are dramatically inter-linked.  The point was forcefully made

In the 1990s, the political world,  the so-called "international community" could not countenance the growth of a UN agency that apparently was a sinkhole of ever-growing expenditures and seemed to have more highly-paid directors in its organigram than anyone else. FAO and

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