The Crown Princess meets with the World Food Programme's David Beasley

On Friday 2 February, The Crown Princess held an audience with David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP is an organisation within the UN that works to provide food assistance and food safety.

During the meeting, Mr Beasley spoke about the WFP's work with the UN's global sustainable development goals and Goal 2external link, opens in new window, which involves ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.

The WFP works together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on direct emergency assistance and long-term social and economic projects in developing nations and countries that have been affected by natural disasters or famine.

The WFP is supported by voluntary donations from governments, businesses and individuals. The member nations of the UN and the FAO also contribute towards operations in the form of goods and transportation. The WFP is governed by a board consisting of representatives of the 36 member nations.

The organisation was founded in 1961. The WFP's secretariat is based in Rome.

The Crown Princess as an advocate for the UN's global sustainable development goals

The Crown Princess is one of 17 members of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Groupexternal link, opens in new window. The group's task is to promote the UN's sustainable development goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways.

The Crown Princess mainly works with issues relating to water and health.

Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's websiteexternal link, opens in new window.