Mario Arvelo at WFP
In 2019, the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic acceded to the Executive Board of the World Food Program (WFP) on behalf of Latin America and the Caribbean, with which Mario Arvelo completed the country’s entry into the governing bodies of the three institutions international organizations that fight against hunger and poverty at a global level; the other two are the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The links that appear at the bottom of this page link the reader to responsibilities that Arvelo has carried out in other institutional instances of WFP.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the main humanitarian agency of the international system, operating in 88 countries and providing assistance to 97 million people under the slogan ‘Save lives, change lives’. WFP’s mandate includes contributing to sustainable development, with an emphasis on nutrition for pregnant women and infants, and school feeding, providing food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2020 Peace Prize to WFP “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.
Mario Arvelo in a working meeting —on the margins of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP)— with Director of Nutrition Lauren Landis (left), Deputy Director Nancy Aburto, Technical Secretary of the National Council of Food Security and Nutrition of the Dominican Republic Rommel Vargas, and Vice-Minister of the Presidency (Deputy Chief of Staff to the President) Alejandra Liriano.
Mario Arvelo makes an intervention during a working meeting with the Director of the Regional Office of the World Food Programme (WFP) for Latin America and the Caribbean Miguel Barreto (second from the right), on the occasion of a session of the Executive Board of the institution.
Mario Arvelo delivers welcoming remarks at a diplomatic reception he hosted at the World Food Program (WFP) headquarters on the occasion of the National Day of the Dominican Republic on 27 February 2019, coinciding with the closing of a session of the Executive Board of the institution. He is accompanied by WFP representative in the Dominican Republic William Vigil.
Other links to the work Mario Arvelo performs at the World Food Programme (WFP)