Photo: WFP/Khudr Alissa/2020

Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and Content – December 10th

Published December 7, 2020

Rome – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honored 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.

U.N. World Food Programme 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.

World Food Program USA is hosting a Facebook Live event – The People’s Prize – at 7am ET here – a celebration of the remarkable history, people and partners who are behind the U.N. World Food Programme winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and reactions from U.N. World Food Programme 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.


  • For information on the U.N. World Food Programme work as a first step to peace see here.
  • For photos, see here for footage of U.N. World Food Programme operations, including hunger hotspots, see here.
  • Broadcast quality footage and photos of the Nobel handover will be available afterwards. Direct your request to
  • For interviews with country directors, staff and spokespeople, check here.

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

For more information please contact:

  • Shaza Moghraby, WFP/New York, Mob. + 1 929 289 9867, shaza.
  • Steve Taravella, WFP/ Washington, Mob.  +1 202 770 5993,