The World Food Programme, a United Nations physique, is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing starvation and selling meals safety
The World Food Programme gained the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 on October 9.
The World Food Programme, a United Nations physique, is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing starvation and selling meals safety. In 2019, WFP supplied help to shut to 100 million individuals in 88 international locations.
“The World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize 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,” Berit Reiss-Andersen, chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated whereas making the announcement from the Nobel Institute in Oslo.
In reply to a query, Ms. Reiss-Andersen stated it is a name to the worldwide neighborhood to not underfund the WFP and be certain that the individuals of the world will not be ravenous. She additionally highlighted the relation between the ravenous inhabitants of the world and the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has increased the need for food aid,” she stated.
“Lack of food definitely provides conflict,” she added, in response to a query on how meals supplies peace.
The Nobel Prize web site notes that this yr, there have been 318 candidates for the Peace Prize, of which 211 are people and 107 are organizations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee selects the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.
The web site additional famous that “318 is the fourth highest number of candidates ever”. The present document of 376 candidates was reached in 2016, it added.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”.
On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and drugs for locating the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus. Tuesday’s prize for physics honoured breakthroughs in understanding the mysteries of cosmic black holes, and the chemistry prize on Wednesday went to scientists behind a strong gene-editing device. American poet Louise Glück gained the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.
The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science can be introduced on October 12 in Sweden.