This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to the World Food Program (WFP).
The Nobel Prize Committee said the award was given to the organization for its "efforts to combat hunger, improve peace in conflict-affected areas, and act as a driving force in preventing the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."
It is the largest food security organization working under the auspices of the United Nations for Poverty Alleviation. The organization is working to alleviate the hunger of more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries. The organization is headquartered in Rome. It was established in 1963.
Announcing the award, Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairperson Berit Reis Anderson said the need for international solidarity and multifaceted cooperation was paramount in the new context of Kovid 19. The award is worth 10 million Swedish kronor (approximately Rs 8.26 crore). The award will be presented on December 10 in Oslo.