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WFP appoints George McGovern as Global Ambassador on hunger
UN News Centre ^ | 10-19-01 | ?

Posted on 10/19/2001 10:08:34 PM PDT by JMJ333

19 October – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Catherine Bertini today named former United States Senator George McGovern as the agency's first Global Ambassador on Hunger.

In his new role, Mr. McGovern will act as the agency's worldwide advocate on hunger issues and promote programmes focused on poor children and mothers as ways to eradicate hunger and poverty.

"We are honoured that Ambassador McGovern has agreed to continue his fight against hunger, through a renewed affiliation with WFP," said Ms. Bertini. "As a WFP founder and a long-time supporter, he is ideally placed to help ensure that hunger remains at the top of the humanitarian agenda."

A child of the Great Depression and a decorated veteran of the Second World War, and a witness to widespread hunger and poverty in war-torn Europe, Mr. McGovern has devoted his life to furthering the cause of the hungry poor in the United States and around the world.

As the first director of the US Food for Peace Program appointed by President John F. Kennedy in the 1961, he was instrumental in founding WFP. Forty years later, the agency has become the largest humanitarian aid agency in the world. It provides life-saving food aid to millions every year in emergency and development projects.

Among his many other accomplishments, Mr. McGovern is the author of a book on how to fight global hunger. Published last spring, the book, titled Ending World Hunger in Our Time, lays out a strategy to end world hunger by focusing on programmes that feed and educate poor children.

"I can't think of anyone better than George McGovern to serve as our first ambassador," Ms. Bertini said. "And at a time like this, when it is more important than ever we find long term ways to solve world hunger, I am proud he will be at our side."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globaloney
We can't even wipe out hunger and poverty in THIS country, but George McGovern is supposed to accomplish this worldwide??? LOL
1 posted on 10/19/2001 10:08:34 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: gcruse
**snicker**
2 posted on 10/19/2001 10:09:00 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: JMJ333
In his new role, Mr. McGovern will act as the agency's worldwide
advocate on hunger issues and promote programmes
focused on poor children and mothers as ways to
eradicate hunger and poverty.

My Gawd!!  What have they done with Sally Struthers?

3 posted on 10/19/2001 10:16:20 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: JMJ333
United States Senator George McGovern as the agency's first Global Ambassador on Hunger.

I thought Kate Moss was a lock.

I can already forecast McGovern's three-step, hunger-fighting action plan for immediate UN implementation: :
1. Buy South Dakota corn.
2. Buy South Dakota wheat.

3. Fill in all remaining nutritional gaps with tasty Deli sandwiches, snow cones, and refreshing soft drinks served in collector cups from Wall Drug.

4 posted on 10/19/2001 10:20:52 PM PDT by ArneFufkin
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To: JMJ333
Among his many other accomplishments, Mr. McGovern is the author of a book on how to fight global hunger.

Wow, what a stud. LOL

5 posted on 10/19/2001 10:24:35 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: ArneFufkin
I thought Kate Moss was a lock

lol...She is awfully thin--looks like she needs a sandwich or something.

6 posted on 10/19/2001 10:25:03 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: ArneFufkin
You beat me. I always thought that McGovern looked like a guy who subsisted on a Kraft single between two pieces of Wonder bread followed by a generic vanilla pudding in the six pack of plastic cups: washed down with a glass of tap water.
7 posted on 10/19/2001 10:27:51 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: JMJ333
We can't even wipe out hunger and poverty in THIS country, but George McGovern is supposed to accomplish this worldwide??? LOL

For some reason, this thread has me wondering if it's too late for a Pizza Hut delivery.

The whole concept of "hungry" in 2001 America is a really cruel joke. We are the only society in World History where the "poorer" you are, the fatter you are.

8 posted on 10/19/2001 10:28:11 PM PDT by ArneFufkin
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To: hobbb
McGovern wasn't named by Bush, he was named by another worthless UN Agency. And, if he's been getting results for all these years, why is he still needed?

McGovern should stand up before the General Assembly and castigate those nations whose governments steal food from their citizens and allow their people to starve for political advantage. What do you think the odds of that are?

10 posted on 10/19/2001 10:39:33 PM PDT by ArneFufkin
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To: JMJ333
Well mashed muhammeds mudflaps! I can't believe that ole commie is still alive. Gotta be near ninety. Why do the evil live so long?
11 posted on 10/19/2001 10:39:49 PM PDT by mercy
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To: ArneFufkin; JMJ333
 We are the only society in World History where the
"poorer" you are, the fatter you are.

Which would make Ann Coulter
the richest woman in the country.

12 posted on 10/19/2001 10:40:52 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: hobbb
He was returned to that job by GWB because he gets results. McGovern is a talented and deeply compassionate man and would have made a great president.

Where is the "/sarcasm" ...?

13 posted on 10/19/2001 10:43:39 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: gcruse
Didn't he die back in the 60's?
14 posted on 10/19/2001 10:43:40 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Didn't he die back in the 60's?

Yes.

16 posted on 10/19/2001 10:55:02 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: enfield
when we are deprived of R.M.N. and Ron.

Hmmm...Sorry, but I can't think of who R.M.N. might be. By Ron you mean...Reagan?

lol..I'm fuzzy this morning :)

17 posted on 10/20/2001 6:51:51 AM PDT by JMJ333
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To: gcruse
We are the only society in World History where the "poorer" you are, the fatter you are. Which would make Ann Coulter the richest woman in the country.

Easy, easy. Claws in. No need to attack a woman like Ann Coulter, who has displayed great courage and taken on truly evil and sick forces and stood as the lonely voice of truth on many occasion.

Weren't you the person, gcruse, who had their posts deleted by the moderator 2 days ago for calling men "pricks?" If I am mistaken, let me know.

Read the rules. If you cannot follow them--go away.

18 posted on 10/20/2001 7:14:56 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: JMJ333
Which aging leftist will be named "Global Ambassador on Homsexuality and Bestiality"?

So many leftist-created victim groups to pander to, so few aging leftist icons to serve them.

19 posted on 10/20/2001 7:22:45 AM PDT by Kevin Curry
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To: Kevin Curry
Next thing you know the UN will dredge up Joan Biaz to run the committee on peace. ;)
20 posted on 10/20/2001 7:26:39 AM PDT by JMJ333
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To: enfield
Now that I've had my morning dr. pepper and a shower [lol] I figured out who RMN is. Hey--I was up freepin until 2 AM last night! The M is what threw me--I was thinking Nixon's middle name started with W.
21 posted on 10/20/2001 7:28:47 AM PDT by JMJ333
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To: JMJ333
You know, I'm wondering if George McWhackjob's book on hunger is environmentally friendly. If tossed into a garbage dump will it quickly decompose and become beneficial rich black humus? Better yet, if a member of the starving masses finds it while rooting through the midden and eats it, will it sustain his life? Is it delicious and nutritious?

The best friend starvation ever had was communism. Starvation and famine are first and foremost political and governmental failings. And no political system ever failed more spectacularly at feeding its people than communism.

22 posted on 10/20/2001 7:47:27 AM PDT by Kevin Curry
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To: SkyPilot
 Ann Coulter, who has displayed great courage and taken on truly evil
and sick forces and stood as the lonely voice of truth on many occasion.

Weren't you the person, gcruse, who had their posts deleted by the moderator 2 days ago for calling men "pricks?" If I am mistaken, let me know.

Read the rules. If you cannot follow them--go away.

1.  Ann Coulter's anti-libertarian statism is shrill,
    ill-founded, and unappealing.
2.  Nope.  You are mistaken.
3.  I got here before you, I'll be here
     after you've gone.

23 posted on 10/20/2001 12:14:59 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: gcruse
1. Ann Coulter's anti-libertarian statism is shrill, ill-founded, and unappealing. 2. Nope. You are mistaken. 3. I got here before you, I'll be here after you've gone.

1. So your personal attack on Ann Coulter is justified because she is not a libertarian? Interesting. You sound more like a cult member if that is your reasoning.

2. I believe your previous post was "Shove It" then. Correct? Yes, I thought so.

3. Amazing, if those are your manners here.

24 posted on 10/20/2001 3:17:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: JMJ333
George McGovern... Oh for heaven's sake... There's a fool I didn't need to be reminded of.
25 posted on 10/20/2001 3:21:13 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP
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To: SkyPilot
1. So your personal attack on Ann Coulter is justified because
she is not a libertarian? Interesting. You sound more like a cult
member if that is your reasoning.
         You believe in freedom?  Does that make you a cult member?

2. I believe your previous post was "Shove It" then. Correct? Yes, I thought so.

             An attack on a female military pilot was the subject.  Shove it was
             the euphemism for what I really wanted to say.

3. Amazing, if those are your manners here.
             Har.  You amaze easily.

26 posted on 10/20/2001 3:29:30 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: Kevin Curry
The best friend starvation ever had was communism. Starvation and famine are first and foremost political and governmental failings. And no political system ever failed more spectacularly at feeding its people than communism.

You couldn't be more accurate.

I wonder what percent of our taxes pay the UN budget, and I wonder how much we shell out to their special agency budgets? It infuriates me that we're being robbed to give this terrorist organization. However, since we just paid our dues, it looks like they will be around a lot longer.

27 posted on 10/20/2001 6:38:19 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: Kevin Curry
In regard to post#22:

The UN does ignore communist atrocities, and targets non-communist nations and leaders. Remember in the 90's when the UN led a campaign that brought Nelson Mandela to power in South Africa?


28 posted on 10/20/2001 7:34:39 PM PDT by JMJ333
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