Engineering plays a key role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it utilizes the principles of science and mathematics to develop practical applications in food, water, energy, environment, sustainable cities, natural disaster resilience and other areas which are crucial to all mankind. It is also crucial to the development of new technologies enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, robotics or quantum computing, etc. Engineering is at the heart of our modern world and will shape the future, as has been the case for millennia.
Celebrating World Engineering Day 2021 with a tweet and a video
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world – often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions – has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
The agency was recognized “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 to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict”, said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Its efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of the world is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.
WFP has developed expertise in a range of areas including Food Security Analysis, Nutrition and Food Procurement, IT, Logistics and Engineering, to ensure optimum solutions for the world’s hungry.
WFP celebrated World Engineering Day 2021 with a tweet and a video.