Nobel Prize-winning head of UN World Food Program resigns


ROME (AP)December,19 The executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, who won the Nobel Peace Prize two years ago, says he will step down at the end of his six-year term at the helm of the world’s biggest humanitarian. I’m here. organization.

Republican David Beasley served his one term as Governor of South Carolina from 1995 until 1999. In a statement on Saturday, Beasley said he will step down from the role at the end of his term in April 2023.

“Serving in this capacity has been the greatest joy and heartache of my life,” Beasley said. I have provided food. But the reality is that we cannot feed them all, and the tragedy of extreme hunger continues in a world of abundance.

Beasley was appointed to the UN post by the then-American in 2017. President Donald Trump was recommended for the job by another former South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley. Haley also served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration. Beasley succeeded U.S. attorney and former U.S. Ambassador Erthalyn Cousin.

World Food Program wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as a ‘weapon of war and conflict’ when the coronavirus pandemic threatens to exacerbate hunger Did.

In March 2022, Beasley’s term was extended for another year under the Biden administration. In September, when he began his role in 2017, only 80 million people were starving worldwide. pushed up to 35 million.

The Rome-based World Food Program was founded in 1961 at the behest of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and is responsible for several crises, including the 1984 Ethiopian famine, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake has provided support.
Beasley said the process of choosing his successor has already begun.