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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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 April 2021

Economic, social, and cultural rights

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

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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