This video shows the moments just after David Beasley, the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), found out during a visit to Niger on October 9 that WFP had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Beasley addressed a small crowd, saying: “I can’t believe I’m in Niger when I got the award. And number two, I didn’t win it, you won it. It’s all of us. Thank y’all.”
Beasley added on Twitter that he was “deeply humbled” to receive the prize. “This is the first time in my life I’ve been speechless,” he said.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the WFP was awarded 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: World Food Programme (WFP) via Storyful