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Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and content - 10 December

Rome – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honoured to accept the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on December 10 at 1 p.m. (CET), in a ceremony that recognizes our role in fighting hunger and fostering peace in conflict-affected areas.

WFP Executive Director David Beasley will receive the award on behalf of the agency and its 20,000 staff in a virtual ceremony that can be viewed worldwide here on the Nobel site.


WFP is hosting a Facebook Live event The People’s Prizehere - a celebration of the remarkable history, people and partners who are behind WFP winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and reactions from WFP staff around the world.


The Nobel recognition comes as famine again threatens millions of people, especially in four conflict-affected countries—Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria (northeast) and Burkina Faso, amid an alarming convergence of conflict, hunger and the COVID-19 pandemic.



For information on WFP’s work as a first step to peace seehere

For photos, see here.For footage of WFP operations, including hunger hotspots, see here


Broadcast quality footage and photos of the Nobel handover will be available afterwards. Direct your request to

For interviews with country directors, staff and spokespeople, check here. 


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The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.


Italy Executive Director


For more information please contact (email address:

Frances Kennedy, WFP/ Rome, Mob. +39 346 7600 806

Martin Penner, WFP/Rome, Mob. +39 345 614 2074

Tomson Phiri, WFP/ Geneva, Mob. +41 79 842 8057

Jane Howard, WFP/ London, Mob. +44 (0)796 8008 474

Shaza Moghraby, WFP/New York, Mob. + 1 929 289 9867

Steve Taravella, WFP/ Washington, Mob.  +1 202 770 5993