On the opening day of the World Food Conference in Rome, Dr. Henry Kissinger, the?
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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