Friday, October 9, 2020

WFP wins Nobel Peace Prize: A truly proud moment for all those fighting to end hunger, wars and conflicts...

I am especially proud today to learn that the United Nations World Food Programme has been recognized by the Nobel Committee as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2020.

This is indeed a very proud moment for all of us. This remarkable achievement is a recognition of the wonderful work done all over the world to make the world a better and safer place. It is a recognition that lack of food can lead to conflict and conflicts lead to lack of food. This vicious cycle with hunger, anger and violence must stop.

"A hungry man is an angry man" - Bob Marley and The Wailers

Thanks to all my colleagues at the World Food Programme, thanks to our partners in the frontlines and thanks to all our supporters and donors in helping in this fight.

Announcement of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP) "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."

World Food Programme Chief pays tribute to front line staff and partners after Nobel Peace Prize win

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