Jim Morris, United Nations World Food Programme Director, asks, Are We Losing the Battle Against Hunger? The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid arm of the United Nations systems. WFP works to put hunger at the center of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry. WFP uses its resources to meet emergency needs, as well as to support economic and social development. The Agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to people in a timely manner.
James T. Morris
James T. Morris became the tenth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme at the beginning of April 2002. As head of WFP, Mr. Morris oversees the world's largest food aid organization, which last year fed 104 million people in 81 countries with new contributions totalling US$2.6 billion. In July 2002, Mr. Morris was appointed UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, a region which continues to be gripped by a major food emergency
After serving in Indianapolis, Indiana as chief of staff for mayor Richard Lugar, Morris moved to the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in 1973. He began as director of community development and eventually served as president, until 1989.