WFP, UNEP agree to bolster global food, water security
FILE PIC: The World Food Programme. /Xinhua
FILE PIC: The World Food Programme. /Xinhua

FILE PIC: The World Food Programme. /Xinhua

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Friday signed an agreement in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to improve food, water and environmental security of vulnerable communities around the world.

The two UN agencies will work with local communities, governments, regional bodies, UN partners and other stakeholders to restore degraded ecosystems, build and scale actions to adapt to the climate crisis and support sustainable agricultural practices, according to the agreement.

"If we work more closely together, we can create real, meaningful impact. We can enhance climate mitigation and adaptation. We can support vulnerable populations to address nature-induced conflicts and natural disasters," said UNEP's Executive Director Inger Andersen in a joint statement issued in Nairobi.

WFP's Executive Director Cindy McCain said the WFP's global footprint and operational scale, combined with UNEP's scientific expertise, will help governments, communities, and families on the frontlines of the climate crisis better protect themselves.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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