Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:11 - 1
Name:Lord (John) Boyd Orr of Brechin
Year, Birth:1880
Year, Death:1971
Profession:Physician and nutritionist. Founding director-general of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1949
Motivation:Boyd Orr was responsible for Great Britain's food policy during World War II, and he actively promoted international coordination of food supplies. In 1945 the UN Food and Agriculture Organization was formally established, and Boyd Orr became its director-general from 1945 to 1948. He initiated the founding of the International Emergency Food Council in 1946, and its aim was to meet the urgent need to revive agricultural production in order to prevent the famine that threatened numerous countries in the world. Boyd Orr was also president of the National Peace Council and the World Union of Peace Organizations.
Name:Henry Cadbury
Profession:Member of The American Friends Service Committee (Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1947).
Comments: Cadbury nominated Boyd Orr on behalf of The American Friends Service Committee. Boyd Orr had been knighted in 1935, and in 1949 Boyd Orr was elevated to the peerage, and he became Baron Boyd Orr of Brechin.

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