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A/RES/50/109


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

9 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 95 (k)


               RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

       [on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/617/Add.11)]


                      50/109.   World Food Summit


     The General Assembly,

     Reaffirming the inalienable right to be free from hunger and
malnutrition, as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration on the
Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition,  1/

     Conscious that, despite the progress that has been made in
ensuring global food availability, eight hundred million people remain
chronically undernourished and about two hundred million children
under age five suffer from protein and energy deficiencies,

     Convinced of the urgent need, at the highest political level, to
marshal the global consensus and commitment required for the
eradication of hunger and malnutrition and the achievement of food
security for all, through the adoption of concerted policies and a
plan of action for implementation by Governments, international
institutions and all sectors of civil society,

     Recalling the contributions to international consensus achieved
by the World Food Conference  2/ in 1974, the World Summit for
Children  3/ in 1990, the United Nations Conference on Environment
and Development  4/ and the International Conference on Nutrition 5/ 
in 1992, the International Conference on Population and Development  6/ 
in 1994, and the World Summit for Social Development  7/ and the Fourth 
World Conference on Women  8/ in 1995, as well as the agreements made 
at other international conferences and summits in recent years,

     Recognizing that activities to ensure food security at all levels
should be carried out within the framework of sustainable development,
as defined in Agenda 21,  9/ and that the World Food Summit will
give due attention to the multifaceted nature of food security,

     Bearing in mind the proposal of the Director-General of the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that the Summit
should not call for new funding mechanisms or institutions,

     1.   Welcomes the decision of the Conference of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at its twenty-eighth
session to convene the World Food Summit at Rome from 13 to 17
November 1996 at the level of heads of State or Government;

     2.   Invites Governments to participate actively in Summit
preparations and to be represented at the level of heads of State or
Government;

     3.   Invites all relevant United Nations and other
intergovernmental organizations, including international and regional
financial institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations and
the private sector, to cooperate actively with the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in preparing for the
Summit;

     4.   Invites the international community to make contributions on
a voluntary basis to the special trust fund established by the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in order to
facilitate the preparations for and the holding of the Summit as well
as to facilitate the preparations for effective participation of
representatives of developing countries, in particular the least
developed countries, both at the sessions of the Committee on World
Food Security of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations to be held in January and September 1996 as preparatory
meetings and at the Summit itself;

     5.   Invites the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations to submit to the General Assembly,
at its fifty-second session, through the Economic and Social Council,
a report on the outcome of the Summit, including actions to be taken
to follow up the outcome of the Summit at all appropriate levels.

                                             96th plenary meeting
                                                 20 December 1995


                              Notes

1/   Report of the World Food Conference, Rome, 5-16 November
1974 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.75.II.A.3), chap. I.

2/   See Report of the World Food Conference, Rome, 5-16 November
1974 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.75.II.A.3).

3/   See First Call for Children (New York, United Nations
Children's Fund, 1990).

4/   See Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment
and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992 (A/CONF.151/26/Rev.1
(Vol. I and Vol. I/Corr.1, Vol. II, Vol. III and Vol. III/Corr.1))
(United Nations publication, Sales No. E.93.I.8 and corrigenda), vol.I :
Resolutions Adopted by the Conference, resolution 1, annexes I-III.

5/   See International Conference on Nutrition, Rome, December
1992, Final Report of the Conference and World Declaration and Plan of
Action for Nutrition (Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, 1992).

6/   See Report of the International Conference on Population and
Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994 (A/CONF.171/13) (United
Nations publication, Sales No. E.95.XIII.18).

7/   See A/CONF.166/9.

8/   See A/CONF.177/20 and Add.1.

9/   See Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment
and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992 (A/CONF.151/26/Rev.1
(Vol. I and Vol. I/Corr.1, Vol. II, Vol. III and Vol. III/Corr.1))
(United Nations publication, Sales No. E.93.I.8 and corrigenda), vol.I:
Resolutions Adopted by the Conference, resolution 1, annex II.

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