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1

What stated that "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food"?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

2

What stated that "the right of everyone to adequate food and the fundamental right to be free from hunger"?

International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

3

How many countries ratified the ICESCR?

150

4

The ICESCR is __________.

legally binding

5

What three things must states fulfill by ratifying the ICESCR?

- Respect
- Protect
- Fulfill

6

The ICESCR states that countries cannot take measures that prevent people from accessing food. What characteristic is this?

Respect

7

The ICESCR states that countries must prevent others from interfering. What characteristic is that?

Protect

8

The ICESCR states that countries must create conditions for effective realization. What characteristic is that?

Fulfill

9

Which major country is the ICESCR signed but not ratified?

USA

10

Vulnerable groups need to be protected. What principle from the right to adequate food is this?

Human dignity

11

Many countries have ratified the ICESCR. What principle from the right to adequate food is this?

Legal obligations

12

Human rights and the right to adequate food are necessary to achieve the millenium development goals. What principle from the right to adequate food is this?

International commitments

13

Hunger, malnutrition, and poverty have economic and social costs. What principle from the right to adequate food is this?

Economic reasons

14

Politicians who implement the right to food are more popular among voters. What principle from the right to adequate food is this?

Political reasons

15

Since we have knowledge and resources, it would be unethical not to act. What principle from the right to adequate food is this?

Ethical reasons

16

The right to adequate food is a concern for who?

All members of society

17

Name the major reasons why the right to adequate food is a concern for all members of society.

- Human dignity
- Legal obligations
- International commitments
- Economic reasons
- Political reasons
- Ethical reasons

18

Access to food is a _______. It is a duty, not a matter of choice

human right

19

Who should be at the center of development if you follow a human-rights based approach?

People

20

What does the human rights-based approach prioritize?

The fight against hunger

21

Who is at the center of concern in the right to adequate food approach?

Vulnerable groups

22

What does the right to adequate food approach call for responsible action from?

All members of society, including the private sector

23

Food was secondary to medical health and the well-being of the economy in which legislature?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

24

What does FAO stand for?

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations