Morocco's mandate on the WFP Board renewed for the 3rd year

Morocco’s mandate within the office of the Executive Board of the World Food Program (WFP) was renewed on Monday, for the third consecutive year, as coordinator of the African Group (Electoral List A).

Following this appointment, Morocco will also ensure the vice-presidency of the Board of Directors. Unanimously approved by African countries, this re-election is a testimony to the confidence shown in Morocco on the one hand, and the Kingdom’s commitment to African causes, on the other.

In a context where crises continue to multiply, Morocco, elected in the person of the Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the UN agencies in Rome, Youssef Balla, intends to continue to defend the priority themes for African countries. , namely local purchases, building resilience and empowering smallholders, while taking the necessary steps to ensure that the continent’s structural crises are not relegated to second place to the ever-increasing conjunctural crises .

Morocco was first elected to the WFP Board of Directors in December 2020 for a period of three years.

WFP is the food aid agency of the UN and FAO. It is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide by distributing food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve their nutritional status and build resilience. Each year, WFP feeds more than 95 million people in need and implements programs that address the causes of hunger.

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