The United Nations’ World Food Program has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe.
The chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement in Oslo on Friday.
The UN World Food Program is based in Rome.
Last year, it provided assistance to almost 100 million people in 88 countries around the world.
It has long been headed by an American.
In 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump nominated the former Republican governor of South Carolina, David Beasley, for the post.
— David Beasley (@WFPChief) October 9, 2020
A giddy Beasley praised the WFP “family” and said they deserved the award.