Monaco affirms its commitment to World Food Program

A delegation from Monaco headed to Rome in June to take part in the annual meeting of the Council of Europe and the administration of the World Food Program (WFP).

WFP Executive Board – Yordanos Pasquier, Senior Program Manager at the Directorate of International Cooperation and Robert Fillon, Ambassador of Monaco to Italy, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Multilateral Organisations © DR

The delegation was composed of Robert Fillon, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Multilateral Organisations, and Yordanos Pasquier, Senior Program Manager in the Directorate of International Cooperation.

During the session, held from 10th to 14th June, WFP’s actions and assistance programs in the different regions of the world where food security is not ensured were studied. While highlighting some important progress in food supply, WFP Executive Director David Beasley also noted serious difficulties in channeling international assistance in some countries affected by armed conflict, such as Yemen. The executive director also highlighted the growing disruption of climate change in the most vulnerable agricultural production systems.

The Principality of Monaco, committed to Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger), has made food security one of its four priority areas. In 2019, WFP became the first multilateral partner of the Monegasque Cooperation, with six development projects supported by Monaco in Sahel, Madagascar and Burundi, as well as emergency assistance. Almost €800,000 has already been allocated during the year 2019.