82 Nations Declare Adequate Food a Basic Human Right; Convoke
U.N. Human Rights Council Session
At the request of 82 countries, the United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a Special Session in Geneva this Thursday (May 22), to discuss today's savage world food crisis as a violation of the most basic of human rights: the right to food. The initiating countries come from the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Group, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Group of Arab States, and at least 15 other countries ranging from China to Italy.
"The world can produce enough food to feed twice the entire global population. Therefore, in a world overflowing with riches, hunger is not inevitable. It is a violation of human rights," the countries calling for the session asserted in their note explaining their request for the Special Session. This is precisely the principle asserted by Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her May 3 call for nations to bury the World Trade Organization and malthusian free trade, in order to quickly double world food production. Zepp-LaRouche proposed world leaders use the occasion of the June 3-5 U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Summit to dump the WTO, and her statement, translated into many languagues, is now kicking people into action on five continents. Meanwhile, watch out for the "Action Plan" for the FAO summit that is being prepared by the "High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis," for example. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon named a top British diplomat, Sir John Holmes, to coordinate the task force, which is made up of the heads of most of the U.N. bodies--including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and WTO whose policies created today's genocide.