Strengthening the United Nations response to world food and hunger problems, G.A. res. 47/150, 47 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 112, U.N. Doc. A/47/49 (1992).

The General Assembly,

Recalling the Economic and Social Council resolution 1992/32 of 30 July 1992 and the decisions of the World Food Council at its eighteenth session,

Taking note of the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the World Food Council,

Deeply concerned about the gravity of the world food security situation, in particular the worsening problems of hunger and malnutrition,

Stressing the urgent need for a more effective and well-coordinated United Nations response to world food and hunger problems,

Underscoring the increasing importance of intergovernmental policy guidance in this field,

Noting with concern that, despite its efforts the World Food Council, by its own acknowledgement, has not been able to achieve political leadership and coordination to the extent expected by its founders,

1. Affirms the critical importance of establishing the most effective arrangements for the management and coordination of the United Nations response to world food and hunger;

2. Underlines the need to consider the role of the World Food Council and how its mandate and functions might best be carried out within the wider context of the overall restructuring of the social and economic activities of the United Nations system;

3. Decides to address these issues in the context of the discussions on restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic, social and related fields at the resumed forty-seventh session of the General Assembly, and in this context, invites the World Food Council to continue its attempts to agree on appropriate measures to be taken and to communicate any agreed conclusions to the General Assembly.

92nd plenary meeting
18 December 1992