A delegation from Monaco, composed of Mr. Robert Fillon, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Multilateral Organizations, and Mrs. Yordanos Pasquier, Senior Program Manager in the Directorate of International Cooperation, attended the annual meeting of the Council of Europe. Administration of the World Food Program (WFP), held in the Italian capital, from 10 to 14 June 2019.

During this session, 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 the food supply, World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley also noted serious difficulties in channelling international assistance in some countries affected by armed conflicts, 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, the World Food Program became the first multilateral partner of the Monegasque Cooperation, with six development projects supported by Monaco in the Sahel, Madagascar and Burundi, as well as emergency assistance. Almost € 800,000 has already been allocated during the year 2019.