The World Food Program on Friday received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to fight starvation and meals insecurity across the globe. The announcement was made in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. The Nobel Committee stated that the coronavirus pandemic has added to the starvation confronted by thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world and referred to as on governments to make sure that WFP and different support organizations obtain the monetary assist essential to feed them.
There was no scarcity of causes or candidates on this yr’s checklist, with 211 people and 107 organizations nominated forward of the Feb. 1 deadline.
However, the Norwegian Nobel Committee maintains absolute secrecy about whom it favors for arguably the world’s most prestigious prize.
The award comes with a 10-milion krona ($1.1 million) money prize and a gold medal to be handed out at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel’s dying. This yr’s ceremony will likely be scaled down because of the pandemic.
On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and drugs for locating the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus. Tuesday’s prize for physics honored breakthroughs in understanding the mysteries of cosmic black holes, and the chemistry prize on Wednesday went to scientists behind a strong gene-editing software. The literature prize was awarded to American poet Louise Glück on Thursday for her “candid and uncompromising” work.
Still to come back subsequent week is the prize for excellent work within the area of economics.
(With AP inputs)