Archive for November 6th, 2017

Secretary-General, Heads of United Nations Rome Agencies, Appoint Valerie Guarnieri of United States Assistant Executive Director, World Food Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley announced today their appointment of Valerie Guarnieri of the United States as Assistant Executive Director, Operations Services, of the WFP, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

Ms. Guarnieri succeeds Ramiro Lopes da Silva of Portugal, to whom the Secretary-General, Director-General and Executive Director express their deep appreciation for his leadership of the Programme’s Operations Services over the last seven years, retiring after close to 33 years with WFP.  In a long and illustrious career with WFP, he has led and supported the responses to some of the largest humanitarian crises the world has had to face, saving countless lives.  The Secretary-General, Director-General and Executive Director wish him every success in his future endeavours.

Currently WFP Regional Director for East and Central Africa, Ms. Guarnieri brings to the position extensive experience in humanitarian and development operations.  Having served in senior positions in Zimbabwe, Philippines and Headquarters, she has led efforts to tackle some of the world’s most protracted and complex hunger challenges.  Previously, within the United States Government, she supported humanitarian and development actions, which saved lives and helped create conditions for sustainable peace, with particular focus in Africa.

Ms. Guarnieri holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from George Mason University in the United States and a Master of Arts from the School of International Service of the American University, also in the United States.

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Treatments Commence at Two Algerian Hospitals Equipped with Modern Varian Radiotherapy Systems

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cancer patients in Algeria now have access to modern radiotherapy care with the commencement of treatments at two of six public hospitals currently being equipped by Varian (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software. Treatments delivered using linear accelerators including Algeria’s first TrueBeam™ systems are […]
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Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable Ltd to Provide First Subsea Route Between U.S. and India via Brazil and South Africa

Strategic Alliance of Seaborn’s Seabras-1 + SABR + IOX to connect three BRICS countries and Mauritius to the U.S. BOSTON and MAURITIUS, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”) and IOX Cable Ltd (“IOX”) announced today they have entered into a joint provisioning agreement to provide the first next-generation subsea fiber optic route between the […]
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