David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme, said he was “deeply humbled” on October 9 to learn the organization had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
“This is the first time in my life I’ve been speechless,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “This is unbelievable.”
Beasley added on Twitter that the prize was an “incredible recognition of the dedication of the @WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80+ countries.”
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it had decided to award the WFP the prize 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.” Credit: David Beasley via Storyful