WFP accepts 2020 Nobel Peace Prize: Watch live from 13:00 hours (CET)
Rome, 10 December 2020 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honoured to accept the Nobel Peace Prize today in a ceremony that recognizes our role in fighting hunger and fostering peace in conflict-affected areas.
As our Executive Director David Beasley receives the award on behalf of the agency and its 20,000 staff in a virtual ceremony, WFP is hosting The People’s Prize Facebook live event – a celebration of the remarkable history, people and partners who are behind WFP winning the Nobel Peace Prize, featuring reactions from staff around the world. In case of issues with accessing Facebook, you can watch the event here.
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.