FOOD PRIZE: UN Secretary General To Speak
The World Food Prize will have a big name at this year’s Laureate award ceremony.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, accepted the organization’s invitation to deliver an address at the ceremony at the State Capitol on October 18th.
In a statement the president of the World Food Prize, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn said, “Given the exceptional leadership that the United Nations has played and continues to play in confronting global hunger, we are extremely honored that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has accepted our invitation to travel to Des Moines to participate in the World Food Prize.”
This year’s event runs October 17th through the 19th.