United Nations A/RES/71/191 General Assembly Distr.: General 18 January 2017 Seventy-first session Agenda item 68 (b) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2016 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/71/484/Add.2)] 71/191. The right to food The General Assembly, Reaffirming the Charter of the United Nations and its importance for the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, Reaffirming also all previous resolutions and decisions on the right to food adopted within the framework of the United Nations, Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1 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, 2 the United Nations Millennium Declaration, 3 in particular Millennium Development Goal 1 on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 4 in particular the Sustainable Development Goals on ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture and on ending poverty in all its forms everywhere, Recalling also the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 5 in which the fundamental right of every person to be free from hunger is recognized, Bearing in mind the importance of the Rome Declaration on World Food Security, 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, 6 Reaffirming the importance of the 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 _______________ 1 Resolution 217 A (III). Report of the World Food Conference, Rome, 5–16 November 1974 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.75.II.A.3), chap. I. 3 Resolution 55/2. 4 Resolution 70/1. 5 See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. 6 A/57/499, annex. 2 16-22454 (E) *1622454* Please recycle

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