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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

World Food Programme (WFP)

Kerstin Mechlem

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 January 2020

Economic, social, and cultural rights

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The World Food Programme (‘WFP’) is the food aid arm of the United Nations (UN) system (see also Food, Right to, International Protection).2 In 1960, at a time of large agricultural surpluses, the UN General Assembly (United Nations, General Assembly) invited the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in a resolution on the provision of food surpluses to food-deficient peoples through the UN system (UNGA Res 1496 [XV] [27 October 1960]), to study the feasibility and acceptability of additional arrangements, including multilateral...
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