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World Food Conference

The first World Food Conference was held in Bangladesh in the preceding two years.

Perhaps the most famous statement made at the conference was by then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who made the declaration that within 10 years no child would go to bed hungry. While this bold declaration was in no way fulfilled, it did galvanize public attention, stimulate debate and studies on the feasibility of such a goal.

In the Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition, governments attending the World Food Conference proclaimed that "every man, woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop their physical and mental faculties."[1]

Among other outcomes, the conference put in place a World Food Council (subsequently disbanded) and led to follow-up World Food Conferences.

See also


  1. ^ 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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