Human Rights Council
Resolution 7/14. The right to food
The Human Rights Council,
Recalling all previous resolutions on the issue of the right to food, in particular
General Assembly resolution 62/164 of 18 December 2007 and Council resolution 6/2
of 27 September 2007, as well as all resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights
in this regard,
Recalling also 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 further 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 recognized,
Bearing in mind the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World
Food Summit Plan of Action and the Declaration of the World Food Summit: five
years later, adopted in Rome on 13 June 2002,
Reaffirming the concrete recommendations contained in the Voluntary
Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in
the Context of National Food Security, adopted by the Council of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in November 2004,
Bearing in mind paragraph 6 of its resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006,
Reaffirming that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and
interrelated, and that they must be treated globally, in a fair and equal manner, on the
same footing and with the same emphasis,

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