LAURA PAUSINI AM­BAS­SADOR OF THE WORLD FOOD PRO­GRAMME

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In­ter­na­tion­ally renown Ital­ian singer Laura Pausini has been nom­i­nated as Good­will Am­bas­sador of the World Food Pro­gramme (WFP), the Rome-based United Na­tions agency that works in over 80 coun­tries pro­vid­ing food as­sis­tance to peo­ple af­fected by con­flicts and nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. In her 25-year in­ter­na­tional ca­reer, Pausini has won many awards – in­clud­ing 1 Grammy Award, 3 Latin Grammy Awards, 4 Lo Nue­stro Awards, 6 World Mu­sic Awards -, and she sup­ported WFP in its fight against hunger on sev­eral oc­ca­sions like the 2008 charity con­cert – whose pro­ceeds were do­nated to UNHCR and WFP to sup­port the refugees repa­tri­ated to Afghanistan - and the #Zero­hunger world cam­paign in 2015 of which she was tes­ti­mo­nial.

WFP works in over 80 coun­tries around the world, feed­ing peo­ple af­fected by con­flicts and nat­u­ral dis­as­ters and lay­ing the foun­da­tions for a bet­ter fu­ture. In her new role Laura has the op­por­tu­nity, as do the other celebri­ties that work with the United Na­tions like An­gelina Jolie, Leonardo di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Bryan Adams, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son and Ben Stiller, to am­plify the voices of the 815 mil­lion peo­ple in the world who go to bed ev­ery night on an empty stom­ach. In­deed, she will have the chance to meet the chil­dren of the 76,000 schools par­tic­i­pat­ing in the WFP School meals pro­gram, rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness on the agency’s work by sup­port­ing its cam­paigns and ini­tia­tives on her so­cial chan­nels. The UN World Food Pro­gramme saves lives dur­ing emer­gen­cies and trans­forms the lives of mil­lions of peo­ple through sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

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