Rome: UN World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 10, 2020 257

The Rome-based United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger. WFP has acted "as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict" said the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

The 101st winner of the prize, worth about $1 million, was announced today at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. "The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a strong upsurge in the number of victims of hunger in the world," said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel committee, as she revealed the winner.

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