Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law & Theology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

2 M.A. Student, Diplomacy and International Organizations, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman


Studies show that there is enough food for all of people of the world, but in recent
decades the number of those who suffer from hunger is increasingly rising.
Although much effort has been done to reduce or even eradicate hunger by
international organizations and agreements, yet the problem exists so far. Therefore
this article tries to analyze the consequences of seemingly contradictory actions of
capitalism regarding hunger. First the relationship of capitalism and food problem is
described. Then the role of international organization and treaties in reducing hunger
is discussed. Later it is shown how capitalist system intensifies hunger. Finally the
impact of hunger on world affairs is described.


Volume 44, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
January 2014
Pages 273-289
  • Receive Date: 04 November 2013
  • Revise Date: 06 January 2015
  • Accept Date: 07 April 2014
  • First Publish Date: 23 August 2014