carta di milano

The Milan Charter is born

This is a genuine, fully-fledged manifesto – a legacy of the international Milan festivals translated into 19 languages, potentially to be read by 3.5 billion people

MILAN – The Charter is the result of discussion and debate between dozens of experts (representing organisations and institutions, the academic world and private sectors), who in recent weeks have been focussed on 42 workbenches dedicated to all the themes relating to the Expo, from nutrition to the fight against waste, from the battle against world poverty to agriculture, while also covering ecology, transportation, energy sources and policies to raise global living standards. A ‘360 degree’ document drafted and signed by all the countries participating in the Expo, to be delivered into the hands of the Secretary General of the UN, Ban ki Moon next October at the close of the Expo, is a model for developing all the nations of the world.

The Milan Charter’s 10 points 

1) Guaranteeing the right to food for all present and future generations

2) Limiting waste of food and water

3) Strengthening laws on soil protection

4) Promoting a healthy diet as an instrument of global health

5) Combatting child labour and the exploitation of workers in the agricultural and food sectors

6) Implementing policies to support agriculture, livestock farming and fishing

7) Promoting the diversification of agricultural production and the replenishing and protection of the marine ecosystem

8) Promoting research and innovation in the interests of the wider community, without conflict between the public and private sectors

9) Considering food as a cultural heritage of mankind and therefore protecting it from being adulterated and falsified

10) Regaining a balance in the relationship between energy, water, air and food in order to “dynamically” counteract climate change