United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
14 April 2010
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*
The right to food
The Human Rights Council,
Recalling all previous General Assembly and Council resolutions on the right to
food, in particular Assembly resolution 64/159 of 18 December 2009 and Council
resolution 10/12 of 26 March 2009, as well as all resolutions of the Commission on Human
Rights on the issue,
Recalling also the holding of its seventh special session, at which it analysed the
negative impact of the worsening of the world food crisis on the realization of the right to
food for all, as well as its resolutions S-7/1 of 22 May 2008, 9/6 of 18 September 2008 and
12/10 of 1 October 2009,
Recalling further the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides that
everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for her or his health and well-being,
including food, the Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition
and the United Nations Millennium Declaration,
Recalling the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights in which the fundamental right of every person to be free from hunger is
Bearing in mind the Rome Declaration on World Food Security, the World Food
Summit Plan of Action and the Declaration of the World Food Summit, adopted in Rome
on 13 June 2002, the Declaration of the World Summit on Food Security, adopted on 16
November 2009, and the Marrakesh Ministerial Decision on Measures Concerning the


The resolutions and decisions of the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of the
Council on its thirteenth session (A/HRC/13/56), chap. I.

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