WFP: Annual Session of the Executive Board 2018


Rome, 18 - 22 June 2018 – The Executive Board of the World Food Program (WFP) held its Annual Session last week.

A delegation of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Foreign Office, and the Permanent Representation in Rome represented Germany.

WFP Executive Board Plenary
WFP Executive Board Plenary© WFP / Giulio Napolitano

Key aspects of the session included:

  • internal annual reports on several topics, amongst others on financial and budgetary matters, the annual performance report of WFP, as well as reports of the Inspector-General, the Ombudsman and the Audit Committee;
  • adoption of several new country strategic plans for Afghanistan, the Philippines, Egypt, Bolivia and Kenya;
  • update on actions taken for the prevention and prosecution of harassment/sexual harassment/abuse of power;
  • informal discussion on the UN Secretary-General’s report on the repositioning of the UN development System.

The session was accompanied by numerous exhibitions and events, such as on protection and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

For the opening segment on the Sahel, the President of the Republic of the Niger and of the “G5 Sahel”, Mahamadou Issoufou, was invited as keynote speaker.

Throughout the annual session of the Executive Board, Germany participated with a number of national as well as list Statements.

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