The winners of the 2020 Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development were honored in Geneva, Switzerland on December 15, 2021. Recognitions were given to individuals and organizations from Rwanda, Palestine, Burkina Faso and the Philippines working on “Eliminating Hunger, Providing Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture”. The winning projects implemented the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 on Zero Hunger.

His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal Al Saud and Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain presented the award to Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) on behalf of SPUP Community Development Center Foundation. SPUP’s winning project, ” Nourishing the Future Generation through Community-Based Supplemental Feeding and Family Backyard Gardening Promotion” highlighted the University’s concerted efforts aimed at improving the living conditions of the poor and disadvantaged indigenous people in Northern Philippines. The awarding ceremony was held at the Palais Des Nations in Geneva and co-hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).