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Norwegian Ambassador call on WFP Sri Lanka Country Director for a joint celebration of WFP being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Colombo - Norwegian Ambassador, H.E. Trine Jøranli Eskedal and Deputy Head of Mission, Hilde Berg-Hansen, call on WFP Sri Lanka Country Director, Brenda Barton, for a joint celebration of WFP being award-ed the Nobel Peace Prize

“I was excited to hear the news.” says Ambassador Trine. “This is the first time that I have served as the Ambassador in a country where there was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.” The Ambassador’s visit was scheduled to coincide with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on 10 December. 

“It’s such an honour to have Ambassador Trine and Deputy Head of Mission, Hilde join us,” says Brenda Barton, WFP Country Director in Sri Lanka. “Today is such a momentous occasion for us as we are recognised for our role in fighting hunger and fostering peace.”

The Nobel Peace Prize will be presented to WFP at a virtual awards ceremony and could be viewed globally on the Nobel Prize site or streamed live on the WFP Sri Lanka Facebook page.  


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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.


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