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Nobel Peace Prize 2020 to the World Food Programme.


On October 9, 2020 the World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Announcement by the Nobel Committee:

Announcement by WFP:

Secretary-General’s statement on the awarding of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Peace to the World Food Programme:

SG video message of congratulations:

Executive Director of WFP’s statement:

UN News Centre story (multiple languages):

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United Nations and the Nobels Peace Prize

October 9, 2020


We congratulate United Nations World Food Programme that was awarded the Nobel peace prize 2020, “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 priority of the World Food Programme is the Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

WFP - Press Briefing: Nobel Peace Prize Win (Geneva, 9 October 2020)

UN Nobel Peace Prize laureates through the years

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