Morocco elected coordinator of African countries to the office of the WFP Board of Directors

Morocco elected coordinator of African countries to the office of the WFP Board of Directors

Rome – Morocco was elected on Monday as coordinator of the African Group (Electoral List A) to the Board of Directors of the World Food Program (WFP), thus strengthening its commitment to both the humanitarian cause of the organization and special interests of African countries.

Morocco, elected in the person of the Ambassador, permanent representative of the Kingdom to the UN agencies in Rome, Youssef Balla, will have the mission as a member of the Bureau to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Board of Directors and of contribute to the strategic orientations of its work. It will be called upon to reach a consensus within the Lists and between them outside the official sessions; and to participate in the development and updating of the program of work for the biennium, as well as to follow up on actions taken at the conclusion of Council meetings.

As the coordinator of the African Group, Morocco will be the voice of African countries and their interests in the Bureau. It will contribute to the fluid flow of information, as well as the collection of opinions from members of List A, while working to promote consensus on decisions.

Morocco, it is recalled, was elected to the WFP Board of Directors in December 2020.

Last modification: February 22, 2021

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