Nobel Peace Prize This Year to World Food Program

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The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded this year to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

 

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the winner on Friday after selecting from more than two hundred nominees and more than a hundred organizations.

The prize consists of 10 million Swedish kronor, a diploma and a medal. The award ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo is on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), the initiator of the prestigious prize.

Prior to the announcement, Russian anti-corruption and Kremlin critic Aleksej Navalny and Hong Kong activist Nathan Law Kwun-Chung, among others, were named as candidates for the award.

Other frequently mentioned names were, not for the first time, climate activist Greta Thunberg and US President Donald Trump.

The Peace Prize is for people who have worked to promote peace. It is the only Nobel Prize awarded by the Norwegian Institute. Swedish committees award the other Nobel Prizes.

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