UNDP, WFP Team Up for Intensified Anti-Poverty Efforts

    World Food Program Executive Director Josette Sheeran and United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark hold a copy of the memorandum of understanding between their agencies on cooperation in crisis recovery settings. Photo by: Paulo Filgueiras / UN

    The World Food Program and United Nations Development Program have vowed to jointly redouble efforts to help the world’s poor and hungry.

    The two U.N. agencies will work together on initiatives that bridge relief and recovery such as food-for-work and cash-for-work schemes and other activities that empower communities ravaged by conflict or disasters.

    “To help achieve the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], we need to reach beyond business as usual to support countries to build back better after conflicts and natural disasters and assist those nations that continue to struggle with protracted crises,” according to a joint statement issued by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

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      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.