Morocco elected president of Executive Board of World Food (WFP)

Morocco elected president of Executive Board of World Food (WFP)

Morocco was unanimously elected on Monday to the presidency of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP) for the year 2024.

The election of Morocco, represented by its Permanent Ambassador to UN agencies in Rome, Youssef Balla, to the helm of this supreme governing body of the largest humanitarian organization at the international level, took place during the first regular session of the Executive Board, held February 26 – 28 at the headquarters of the WFP in Rome.

Morocco, which has been sitting on the Board since December 2020 and which previously held the position of Vice-President of the Board, serves as the coordinator of African countries within the Bureau of the Executive Board.

This is the first time that Morocco is elected President of the WFP 36-member Executive Board.

This election reflects the trust placed by the international community and African countries in Morocco’s leadership in areas related to food security and the fight against hunger at regional and international levels.

Morocco’s election comes at a time marked by a resurgence of humanitarian crises, the continuation of structural reforms of the Agency, and the needed mobilization of financial resources to enable the WFP to better respond to humanitarian needs worldwide.

The WFP aims to eradicate hunger in the world by providing emergency food assistance to save lives in humanitarian crisis situations and by implementing long-term development programs for countries affected by the impacts of climate change.

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