Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and content – 10 December

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The FINANCIAL —  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.

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