Sinema & Ambassador Cindy McCain Discuss Strengthening American Efforts Combating Global Hunger & Poverty

Sep 20, 2023

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCain – Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (UN WFP) and wife of the late Arizona Senator John McCain – to discuss American efforts to strengthen food security globally. 

Sinema and McCain spoke about boosting U.S. involvement in global anti-poverty and anti-hunger efforts to enhance nutrition and economic opportunities for women and children, support small farmers to produce locally, and help communities recover from natural disasters and conflict.

“Cindy McCain is a humanitarian and civic leader strengthening food security and American security on a global stage. I’m grateful for our partnership to deliver lasting results making our world a freer, safer place,” said Sinema.

Cindy McCain was named Executive Director of the UN WFP on April 5, 2023, and brings to the role extensive expertise and a deep commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition. In October 2021, Sinema enthusiastically supported McCain’s unanimous U.S. Senate confirmation as America’s Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture and presided as President Pro Tempore during her nomination.