WASHINGTON–The Senate Hunger Caucus recently introduced a resolution to honor the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) for its receipt of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The caucus co-chairs—Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), John Boozman (R-AR), Bob Casey (D-PA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced S.Res.774 to congratulate the WFP for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize and recognize the organization’s decades of work to address hunger and famine across the world.
“For nearly 60 years, the World Food Program has been on the front lines fighting hunger, preventing famines and responding to humanitarian crises across the world,” said Brown. “The WFP is a worthy recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize and I congratulate the women and men of the WFP who have worked so hard to make the world a better place. I am honored to join my colleagues on the Senate Hunger Caucus to recognize the outstanding work of the WFP.”
“We are deeply grateful for this bipartisan recognition from the leaders of the Senate Hunger Caucus. From the time of the United Nations World Food Program’s creation in 1961, the United States has remained a stalwart and generous donor in support of our lifesaving work in more than 80 countries around the world,” said Barron Segar, President & CEO of World Food Program USA. “Being named the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is a timely and decisive acknowledgement that ending hunger is a critical first step towards peace. The award is a tribute to the sacrifice and commitment of the U.N. World Food Program’s 18,000 staff, many of whom work on the frontlines of hunger and conflict, delivering food assistance that offers hope to some of the most vulnerable people, living in some of the world’s most remote and insecure locations.”
Additionally, the resolution reiterates the Senate’s commitment to the goal of working with the international community to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition through the work of the WFP.