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Statement by WFP Executive Director David Beasley on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) would like to congratulate journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on receiving this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.


This award is a prestigious acknowledgement of the important role that Ms Ressa and Mr Muratov have played in promoting peace.


WFP, the 2020 Laureate, is delighted to pass the torch on, convinced that the world’s need for peace is as urgent today as it was one year ago.


WFP is proud to have been the standard-bearer of the Nobel’s important ideals for a year and to have highlighted the critical role of food assistance in building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity.



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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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