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New WFP representative terms Bangladesh 'a key partner' of UN


New World Food Programme (WFP) country representative to Bangladesh Douglas Broderick termed Bangladesh a key partner of the United Nations (UN) agency, reports UNB.
With the world's third-largest number of poor and hungry people in Bangladesh, WFP's work has a great implication for achieving the global millennium development goals (MDGs), Broderick said.
He made the remarks while assuming responsibility as the WFP representative in Bangladesh Sunday.
"I will be concentrating in Bangladesh to support government and development partners in reducing the hunger amongst ultra poor people and improving their quality of life", the WFP country representative said.
The new representative emphasised WFP's focus on addressing the need of women and children. He would work in collaboration with WFP's partners in furthering the approach.
Broderick brings with him 21 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sector, much of which was gained in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States of America (USA).
He has handled a number of international emergency operations throughout his career, said a WFP announcement Monday.