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Theresa Panuccio is the director of the Administrative Services Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Rome. Previously, Panuccio worked for the International Fund for Agricultural Development, another UN agency based in Rome, for 20 years.

A native New Yorker, Panuccio is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York, earning a B.S. degree in sociology. She also received an M.S. degree in business administration from Boston University and a certificate in investment appraisal in management from Harvard University.

Panuccio is a contributing writer to such development publications as the State of World Rural Poverty (New York University Press).

  •  October 20, 2014 
ROME — A much-anticipated child-care center opened at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s headquarters here on Sept. 1, taking up to 60 children from 3 months to 3 years old. In doing so, the agency is making good on a long-overdue promise to its staff members as well as carrying out recommendations from an independent evaluation …

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