David Beasley to head World Food Programme - appointed by UN

Posted on:29 Mar 2017 15:43:15
David Beasley to head World Food Programme - appointed by UN
29 March 2017 Current Affairs: Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley is appointed to head the World Food Programme (WFP).

Beasley will run the affairs of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, serving more than 90 million beneficiaries in 80 countries. He will replace another American, Etharin Cousin, who has been the WFP executive director since 2012.

United Nations:- United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.

Headquarters: New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945.

Secretary-General: Antonio Guterres

World Food Programme:- The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Headquarters: Rome, Italy

Founded: 1961

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