"The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the World Food Programme is not only the well-deserved recognition of a UN agency that carries out unique and fundamentally important work in every emergency.
It is a solicitation for all governments to understand how essential it is, even more so today considering the consequences of Covid19 pandemic, the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the world", the Vice Foreign Minister Marina Sereni stated, adding: "Peace, they tell us from Stockholm, is defended by addressing the root causes from which conflicts and wars often arise. The link between hunger, poverty and instability in the most fragile areas of the planet is evident to everyone and yet still too little is being done internationally to find solutions to all this".
"We are proud to host the United Nations Food Pole in Rome. The Nobel Prize to the WFP," VM Sereni concluded, "encourages us to continue with the Food Coalition that Italy has launched within the FAO area, aware of how serious the impact of the pandemic could be for the societies and economies of the poorest countries, and to relaunch our country's commitment in view of the World Summit on Food Systems".