Rome serves as the headquarter to the three UN agencies dedicated to Food and Agriculture: the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Foto: WFP/Rein Skullerud.

The prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg met with Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin at WFP headquarters in Rome 23. June 2014. Prime Minister Erna Solberg is a strong advocate for the importance of education, and both Solberg and Cousin agreed on the essential role of educating girls and women to ensure equal opportunities for girls globally.

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Foto: Astrid Sehl, UD.

Norway recently signed the contract to build a new marine research vessel for developing countries, “Dr Fridtjof Nansen”. The “Dr Fridtjof Nansen” program is managed by the United Nations for Agriculture and Nutrition (FAO), in close collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research in Norway, which is responsible for the operation of the research vessel and the scientific part of the program...

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Foto: Anne Paulsen.

WFP’s executive director Ertharin Cousin visited Norway the 30-31 of January. The visit was part of the strengthened cooperation between WFP and Norway as a result of a four year strategic partnership agreement established in 2012. In her discussions with Foreign Minister Børge Brende Executive Director Cousin expressed concern about a challenging year of 2014, WFP struggles with access and...

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Foto: UN South Sudan - Harvest time in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

Norway is hosting a pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The conference is being organised in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and will be co-chaired by Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende and UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos.

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The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) and the World Food Program recently signed an agreement with the intention of strengthening their partnership. The agreement was signed by WFPs assistant Executive Director Elisabeth Rasmusson and the NSAs Association Administrative Director Sturla Henriksen. NSA intends to assist WFP in strengthening its ability to provide humanitarian assistance in...

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FAO, WFP and IFAD offer internships to students both within its Headquarters and its decentralized offices worldwide. This is a good opportunity for talented students to acquire practical work experience related to their field of studies while gaining a better understanding of the organizations and the United Nations system as a whole.

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