Nobel Peace Prize 2020: Food Security & International Peace in the context of Climate Change

Viśva-Saṃbodhi

Nobel Awards recognise exemplary contribution of individuals & institutions“who have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind”. At the same time, they highlight some of the most pressing problems in the world.

This year’s winner, the World Food Program (WFP) is world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security. Statement issued by Norwegian Nobel Committee says “the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme is 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”. (https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/2020/press-release/)

I’m particularly happy with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize because:

  • It underscores importance of multilateralism and need for international cooperation to deal with challenges, which are global in nature. This has come at a…

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