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What is the Milan Charter

Signing the Milan Charter is a great commitment for citizens, associations, businesses and institutions. A tool for a global citizenship to affirm the right to food as a fundamental human right. Towards the upcoming UN Millennium Goals.
To safeguard the future of the planet and the right of future generations everywhere to live healthy and fulfilling lives. This is the great development challenge of the 21st century. Understanding the links between environmental sustainability and equity is critical if we are to expand human freedoms for current and future generations.

Human Development Report 2011

Preamble

We, women and men, citizens of this planet, endorse this document, entitled the Milan Charter. In so doing, we make clear commitments concerning the right to food, which we believe should be treated as a fundamental human right.
We consider a lack of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, clean water and energy to be a violation of human dignity.

We believe that only our collective action as citizens, together with civil society, businesses and local, national and international institutions, will make it possible to overcome the major challenges related to food: combating undernutrition, malnutrition and waste, promoting equitable access to natural resources and ensuring sustainable management of production processes.

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Rights

We believe that everyone has the right to have access to a sufficient quantity of safe, healthy and nutritious food, that satisfies life-long personal nutritional requirements and enables them to lead an active life…
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Awareness

We are aware that one of the greatest challenges to humanity is that of feeding a constantly growing population without harming the environment…
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Commitments

As citizens, we commit to taking care with and being aware of the kind of food we eat, informing ourselves about its ingredients, their origin and about how and where it is produced…
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Ending

Given that we believe in the possibility of a world without hunger, and consider this a matter of human dignity, in the European Year for Development and on the occasion of Expo Milano 2015, we commit to…
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