Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2020

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The World Food Programme has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 for its efforts to combat hunger.

PublishedOct 9, 2020
AuthorIngvill Bryn Rambøl

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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme, for its efforts to combat hunger, bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war.

"The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a strong upsurge in the number of victims of hunger in the world" said the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committe, Berit Reiss-Andersen at today's press conference in Oslo. "In the face of the pandemic, the World Food Programme has demonstrated an impressive ability to intensify its efforts."

At noon, a peace dove was released from the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo to mark the news.

"This year's prize states the importance of international cooperation and solidarity. It also puts a focus on food security as an portant source of peace in a time where the number of people suffering from hunger is increasing due to the corona virus", said Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center, Kjersti Fløgstad.

Children from Save the Children's Peace Prize Party committee were the first to write their reaction to this year's Peace Prize on the Response Wall inside the center.

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