Rome Agencies Host President Of Liberia For Event On Global Development Agenda

by World Food Programme | World Food Programme
Monday, 31 March 2014 10:10 GMT

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) invite journalists to attend a news conference to mark a special event organised by the Rome-based agencies in honour of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.

President Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel prize-winner and Africa's first female head of state, will share her vision as Co-Chair of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. She will make a key-note speech and take part in a panel discussion.

Other speakers will include WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin; Italy's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Lapo Pistelli; Deputy Director General, Coordinator Natural Resources, FAO, Maria Helena Semedo; Adolfo Brizzi, acting Associate Vice-President, IFAD.

Event:                        News Conference                                   Getting Ready for the Post-2015 Development Agenda Date:                          4 April 2014 Time:                          13:30 - 14:00   Place:                         UN World Food Programme Rome Headquarters                                     Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68/70,                                     Parco de Medici,                                     00148 Rome, Italy

Media Arrangements:

Media intending to attend this news conference should send their name, the organisation they represent, and a scanned or faxed letter from their editor to:  / Fax: +39 06 6513 2840.  Journalists should plan to arrive at WFP no later than 13:15, to clear security and bring a photo ID such as a passport, driving license, or registered journalist's card.

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For more information please contact: Vichi de Marchi, WFP/Rome. Tel. +39 06 6513 2058, Mob. +39 348 051 7605 Emilia Casella, WFP/Rome. Tel. +39 06 6513 3854, Mob. +39 347 9450634 Frances Kennedy, WFP/Rome. Tel. +39 06 6513n 3725, Mob. +39 346 7600806