Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition
|Signed||16 November 1974|
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The Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition was adopted by governments attending the 1974 World Food Conference. In it, states recognised that it is the common purpose of all nations to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. The first paragraph of the Declaration reads:
“Every man, woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop fully and maintain their physical and mental faculties.”
- Ahluwalia, Pooja (2004) "The Implementation of the Right to Food at the National Level: A Critical Examination of the Indian Campaign on the Right to Food as an Effective Operationalization of Article 11 of ICESCR", Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice Working Paper No. 8, 2004: 12. NYU School of Law, New York
- World Food Conference General Assembly (1974). "Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition". United Nations. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
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