WFP (World Food Programme)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. 

In emergencies, WFP is often first on the scene,  providing food assistance to the victims of war, civil conflict, drought, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, crop failures and natural disasters. When the emergency subsides, WFP helps communities rebuild shattered lives and livelihoods. WFP also works to strengthen the resilienceof people and communities affected by protracted crisesby applying a development lens in its humanitarian response. 

WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations. In 2020, WFP assisted 100 million people in 88 countries and raised a record-breaking US$ 8,5 billion. 

WFP has 20,000 staff worldwide of whom over 90 percent are based in countries where the organization provides assistance. 

WFP in UN City

Former Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, at launch of a WFP innovation and technology exhibition in UN City Copenhagen © WFP/Anni Lindgren 

WFP in UN City
The WFP Nordic Office is located in UN City, a strategic entry point to WFP’s Nordic government partners – combined the 4th largest overall donors to WFP and top donors of flexible funding.   

Through advocacy and outreach, WFP Nordic Office seeks to highlight the strategic role and crucial importance of its Nordic government partners and communicate the impact in the field and results achieved together, whether through flexible or earmarked contributions. The aim is to safeguard and further build informed constituencies and enabling environments that will strengthen the public and political will to achieve SDG2, zero hunger. 

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