United Nations staff spend much of their time 'on mission' in remote parts of the world. Communication with their offices can be difficult - even basic telephone access can bea
problem in some areas. Having the right currency can also be difficult for people who are moving rapidly between countries.
One of the specialised agencies of the UN, the Rome-based World Food Programme, has been investigating the market and negotiating with suppliers for ten months. They have now appointed World Telecom to supply their charge card, the Global Calling Card, which will give telephone access to Secretariat members from 130 of the agency's Member States.
In addition, the UNWFP will be
supplied with branded remote-
memory cards for sale to the public
throughout the world. These cards
will be in denominations of $10, $20
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