World Food Programme (WFP)
Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM)
Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA)
برنامج الأغذية العالمي
Established as part of F-XF1000 - United Nations System, jointly by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 1714 (XVI) of 19 Dec 1961 and resolution 1/61 of the 1961 Conference of B-XB0971 - FAO. Initially established on a 3-year experimental basis, with operations starting Jan 1963 and extended by General Assembly resolution 2095 (XX) of 20 Dec 1965, on a continuing basis for as long as multilateral food aid is found feasible and desirable. The General Assembly and the FAO Conference endorsed resolution XXII of 16 Nov 1976 at the World Food Conference, by which the United Nations/FAO Intergovernmental Committee (IGC), which provided guidance on policy, administration and operations of the Programme, reconstituted as the U-XE3091 - Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes of the UN/FAO World Food Programme. In line with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 48/162, WFP was restructured in 1995. WFP is an organ of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) linked to the General Assembly and to E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
Save and change lives in pursuit of zero hunger by 2030: respond to emergencies and save lives and livelihoods; mitigate the impact of mainly conflict and climate change-driven disasters, through emergency preparedness and resilience building among communities; seek long-term solutions to hunger and undernutrition by focusing on sustainable development and in partnership with governments, private companies and humanitarian sector.
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