On the opening day of the World Food Conference in Rome, Dr. Henry Kissinger, the?
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KISSINGER: Secretary General Waldheim, secretary General Moray, Excellencies, distinguished guests. We meet to assess man's most fundamental need. The threat of famine, the fact of hunger, have haunted men and nations throughout history. Our presence here is recognition that this eternal problem has now taken on unprecedented scale and urgency, and that it can be dealt with only by concerted world-wide action. Our challenge goes far deeper than one area of ???man endeavour or one international conference. He are fa??? ??? with a problem of food, but with the accelerating momentum of our interdependence. The world is midway between the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Twenty-first Century. We are stranted between old conceptions of political conduct, and a wholly new environment. Between the inadequacy of the nation state and the emerging imperative of the global community.
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Background: On the opening day of the World Food Conference in Rome, Dr. Henry Kissinger, the United States Secretary of State, suggested that a system of international food reserves be introduced as part of a five point plan to rid the world of famine.
Speaking on Tuesday (6 November) in the city's Congress Palace, Dr. Kissinger told the two thousand delegates representing more than a hundred nations that "the profaned promise of our era that for the first time we may have the technical capacity to free mankind from the ???ourge of hunger".
He asked the Conference to "proclaim a bold objective - that within a decade no child will go to bed hungry, that no family will fear for its next day's bread and that no human being's future and capacities will be stunted by malnutrition."
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