World Food Programme, Saudi Arabia to Open Photo Exhibition at United Nations

25 September 2012
Note No. 6363

World Food Programme, Saudi Arabia to Open Photo Exhibition at United Nations

25 September 2012
Press Release
Note No. 6363
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents

World Food Programme, Saudi Arabia to Open Photo Exhibition at United Nations

A photo exhibition entitled “World Hunger — A Solvable Problem”, celebrating the global partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Saudi Arabia in the fight against hunger, will open with a special ceremony and reception on Thursday, 27 September, at 6:45 p.m. in the North-East Gallery of the Visitors Lobby at United Nations Headquarters.

The event will be hosted by Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, and Abdallah Y. al-Mouallimi, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations.

Solid sustainable partnerships with Governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society are essential for eradicating hunger.  The strong partnership between Saudi Arabia and WFP is one example of working together to end global hunger.  This exhibition showcases the ways in which this partnership has made a difference in the lives of millions of people affected by hunger worldwide.

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.

For more information, please contact Bettina Luescher at the WFP’s New York office, tel: +1 646 824 1112, mobile: +1 646 556 6909; e-mail: bettina.luescher@wfp.org.

For more information on United Nations exhibitions, please contact Renata Morteo, tel: +1 212 963 5455, e-mail: morteo@un.org; or Liza Wichmann, tel: +1 212 963 0089, e-mail: wichmann@un.org; or visit http://visit.un.org.

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