The United Nations’ World Meals Programme received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to fight starvation and meals insecurity around the globe.
The prize, which was introduced by Nobel Committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen, is price 10 million Swedish crowns — about $1.1 million — and might be offered in Oslo on Dec. 10.
The WFP, which was created in 1961, offers meals to over 90 million folks a yr, according to CNN.
It was honored “for its efforts to fight starvation, for its contribution to bettering situations for peace in conflict-affected areas and for performing as a driving power in efforts to stop using starvation as a weapon of warfare and battle.”
Final yr’s prize was received by Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister who helped finish a warfare between his nation and Eritrea.
4 US Presidents have received the Nobel Peace Prize — Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.
President Trump scored three nominations for the prize, together with for his international coverage philosophy, dubbed the “Trump Doctrine” and serving to dealer a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Different winners have included Nelson Mandela, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Polish dissident Lech Walesa.