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United Nations Foundation Welcomes David Beasley As Head of World Food Programme

Washington, D.C. —   March 30, 2017

The United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin today welcomed the appointment of Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley as the next Executive Director of the World Food Programme. Calvin issued the following statement:

“Governor Beasley has made it clear that he is dedicated to addressing the challenges of hunger on a global scale, particularly in humanitarian relief situations. The UN Foundation looks forward to working with him as Executive Director of the World Food Programme to further the UN’s mission to secure the rights and dignity of all people through food assistance.

“WFP feeds and supports 80 million people in 80 countries every year – from delivering food in emergency situations to improving nutrition to helping communities build resilience. It meets these incredible challenges on a limited budget. With Governor Beasley’s leadership and support from countries around the world, we know WFP can continue to tackle one of today’s most important global challenges – working toward zero hunger.”

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About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.