Nobel Peace Prize awarded to UN Food Programme

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the UN World Food Programme. This was announced by the Nobel Committee on Friday, October 9.

The organization received the award for “efforts to combat hunger, contribution to improving conditions in conflict zones and efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon in wars and conflicts,” the report said.

The UN World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization dealing with hunger issues. In 2019, it provided assistance to approximately 100 million people in 88 countries.

October 8, the Nobel Committee announced the winner of the prize for literature in 2020. It was awarded to the American poetess Louise Gluck.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2020 was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Dudne for the development of genome editing techniques. This is the first time in history that two women have received a chemistry award at the same time.

On October 6 Reinhard Genzel, Roger Penrose and Andrea Gez became the laureates of Nobel prize in physics 2020. The award was given to scientists for their work in the field of black hole research.