The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded on Friday to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict areas, the Nobel committee said.
The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict,” it said.
Yesterday, Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to American poet Louise Glück. French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry whereas Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Gheza won the Physics Nobel for their research on black holes.
Further, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”
Nobel Prizes for outstanding work in the fields of Economics is awaited.