WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME BEATS TRUMP FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
The World Food Programme (WFP) was named the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, October 9, 2020.
The Nobel Committee said the WFP, one of three Rome-based United Nations (UN) food agencies along with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), had won the award "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”
"The WFP is the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security," the Italian news agency ANSA quoted the committee as saying.
"In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger.”
In conclusion, the Nobel Committee said “the work of the WFP for the benefit of humankind is an endeavor that all the nations of the world should be able to endorse and support."