Nobel Peace Prize awarded to UN World Food Programme
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The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the UN World Food Programme "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," Ria.ru reports.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing food to about four million people every year. It was founded in 1963 as a tool to combat hunger and poverty in developing countries.
This week, the Nobel Committee has already announced the names of the winners in the fields of physiology and medicine, physics and chemistry, and literature. Nobel Week ends on October 12, when the winner in economics becomes known.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards ceremony will be held online. It will take place on December 10, the day of the death of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the award. The amount of each Nobel Prize this year was increased to ten million Swedish kronor (about a million dollars).