He said, “The generosity of our donors and partners in contributing time, effort and money is what keeps our operations running and enables us to continue providing vital food and humanitarian assistance to more than 690 million hungry people in the world. Together, we will continue to save lives, change lives, achieve food security for all and contribute to strengthening efforts to reach peace and stability for everyone in the world.” He said the Nobel Prize today is a powerful recognition that food security, peace and stability go together.
“Without peace, we cannot achieve our global goal of zero hunger; and as long as there is hunger, there will never be a peaceful world,” he said.
“The WFP is extremely honoured to receive this well-deserved and timely recognition. It is a strong reminder that achieving food security for all is a powerful driver of peace. Hunger should not be used as a tool or instrument for war and ending it will greatly contribute to a more peaceful and just world for all,” he added.
The award was announced in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee.