Nobel Peace Prize for the UN World Food Program

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The surprise was present in Oslo when the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the prestigious award of Peace Nobel of 2020 to PWorld Food Program (WFP) from HIM-HER-IT. Surprise because the United Nations program was not on the list of favorites made up by the young climate activist Greta Thunberg, he Russian opponent Alexei Navalny and the dDirector General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom.

He PAM has been rewarded for his “efforts in the fight against hunger, its contribution to the improvement of peace conditions affected by conflicts and for having played a driving role in the efforts to eliminate habbre as a weapon of war “, declared the president of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen. concession – he added -, “the committee wishes to turn the eyes of the world towards the millions of people who suffer or face the threat of hunger”.

He World Food Program (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization that addresses hunger and promotes food security and in 2019 provided assistance to nearly 100 million people in 88 countries, recalled the Norwegian entity.

Rebound in hunger due to the coronavirus

He Nobel Committee referred to the pandemic of the coronavirus when announcing his award, he recalled that “it has contributed to a strong rise in the number of victims of hunger in the world.”

“The World Food Program has shown an impressive capacity to intensify its efforts” regarding the situation created by the pandemic, the committee noted, adding: “It is dedicated daily” to promoting the fraternity of nations referred to in the will Alfred Nobel. As the largest specialized agency in the UN, it is a modern version of the peace congresses that the Nobel Peace Prize winner aims to promote.

The Peace Prize is the only one of the six prizes that is awarded and awarded outside of Sweden, in Oslo, at the express wish of Alfred Nobel, since in his time Norway was part of the Swedish kingdom.

This award is the last one announced this week, after the corresponding Medicine, Physical, Chemistry Y Literature. The round will close with the Economy round, next Monday.

All prizes carry an implicit economic endowment, which this year increased to 10 million Swedish crowns – one million more compared to 2019 – (956,876 euros, 1,121,533 dollars), to be distributed in the case of more than one winner.

All the awards are given on December 10, anniversary of the death of founder, Alfred Nobel, in side events in Stockholm, for scientists, literature and economics, while Peace is held in Oslo.

Both the announcements of the awards and the delivery will be in this edition in reduced format for the coronavirus pandemic.

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