Trevor Page

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"Trevor Page worked for the United Nations for 31 years. Most of his work was with the World Food Programme in Africa and Asia but he was also seconded to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, and to the UN‘s Department of Political Affairs. He has served as Head of Mission in major countries, including India and China, and at the headquarters of the World Food Programme in Rome, Italy, as the Director of emergency humanitarian relief, worldwide.

"Some of his most challenging assignments were in Sudan, at the height of the civil war in the south, as the first head of the UN in Eritrea at the end of its 30-year civil war with Ethiopia, and he opened and managed the WFP office in North Korea when devastating floods on top of a collapsed economy caused it to appeal to the outside world for help. He has also served in Guyana, Suriname, Haiti, Jamaica, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Uganda and the countries of the Sahel. While posted in India, he had regional responsibility for Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

"Prior to joining the UN, Mr. Page served in Algeria, Benin, Togo and India with the US PVO, Catholic Relief Services.

Upon retirement from the UN, Mr. Page served in India as the CEO of an American social-marketing company dealing with women’s reproductive health, family planning and HIV/AIDS protection.

"After settling in Canada in 2001, Trevor became involved in community work in his new hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta. He has served on the Board of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, the Mayor’s China Committee, Lethbridge Symphony Association and USC-Canada, an Ottawa-based international development NGO. He also wrote a weekly newspaper column on international affairs.

"Currently, he is President of the Lethbridge International Film Festival, Communications Director for the environmental NGO, Kainai Lethbridge Earth Watch, official photographer for the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society and a guest lecturer at the University of Lethbridge. He still occasionally consults for UN agencies." [1]


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  1. Palms for Life Fund Advisors, organizational web page, accessed January 20, 2015 .