ERIC Number: ED245986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Overcoming World Hunger: The Challenge Ahead. Report of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. An Abridged Version.
Presidential Commission on World Hunger, Washington, DC.
This U.S. presidential commission report outlines specific recommendations for eliminating world hunger in the 1980's. Following a summarization of world hunger problems, the report addresses specific ways to deal with world hunger. Short-term goals include taking immediate action to ensure that poor people are not hungry, assuring that infants and children are adequately nourished, eliminating diseases resulting from specific nutritional deficiencies, and providing disaster relief. Long-term goals involve the provision of equitable growth, redistribution of existing wealth, production of enough food, and development of a system of world food security. Recommendations for U.S. action involve commitment and action in the following areas: (1) developing more equitable trade and debt policies, (2) ensuring that corporate investments made by private U.S. companies do not harm, but aid the fight against hunger and poverty, (3) ensuring that there are adequate food supplies even during times when production is low, (4) ensuring that development assistance goes to the countries and people who need it most and that it is as effective as possible, (4) overcoming domestic hunger, and (5) establishing an organization to educate and inform the American public about hunger and malnutrition. Appendices summarizing the report and additional views of commissioners are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Government Role, Hunger, International Cooperation, International Relations, International Trade, Nutrition, Poverty, World Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Presidential Commission on World Hunger, Washington, DC.