The World Food Programme (WFP) has been praised by world leaders and humanitarian groups after it was awarded 2020's Nobel Peace Prize.
The UN entity, which provided food to 100 million people last year, praised its staff after taking the honor -- the 101st time that the Nobel Peace Prize has been handed out.
Dan Smith, the director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, told CNN he saw the decision as "positive.".
"There's an urgency to the issue at the moment, because after decades of progress, world hunger has started to rise in the last four years, driven primarily by climate change," he said.
The award could also serve as a rebuke to governments that discredit and pull funding from international groups -- a point the Nobel committee did not duck from making.
"When the UN was founded, it was exactly on a great emphasis on the universalism of the world," Reiss-Andersen added.
We're wrapping up our live coverage, but you can read more about the Nobel Committee's decision here. »