USA disses UN human food rights

UNITED NATIONS (18 November 2006) PL - THE government of President George W. Bush shamed the United States into international isolation after it rejected a UN resolution defending the human right to food.

After a week of UN debates on humanitarian affairs, US diplomats were the only ones to vote against a resolution supporting the Right to Food.

The related text was sponsored by an unusual majority of 131 countries, and another 44 UN member states yesterday voted in favour.

Diplomats at the debates agreed the US delegation's stance ignored the right of every person to not suffer from hunger.

The approved proposal reaffirms "hunger is an disgrace and violates human dignity," they sustained.

Presna Latina

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