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Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater

 

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"I want to highlight the stories of hope from around the world," jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater said as she explained to an audience in Senegal in 1999 why she had agreed to become one of the first FAO Ambassadors. Since then, Ms Bridgewater has become an influential advocate for the world’s poor and undernourished and an outspoken supporter of assistance to developing countries.

As an FAO Ambassador, Ms Bridgewater visited projects operating under the Special Programme for Food Security in Senegal in December 1999 and since then has acted as an active and committed FAO's advocate during various television programmes broadcast by Radio France Internationale, Fox Morning News in New York etc.

In October 2002, on the occasion of the World Food Day celebrations in New York, a greeting message by Dee Dee Bridgewater was projected for the audience in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium of the United Nations Building.

Dee Dee is planning to visit FAO development projects in Brazil in April 2003 to give visibility to the World Food Summit follow-up in the country and to establish its relationship with the "Zero Hunger Project", which is a priority of the newly elected President.


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