The Brazilian Zero Hunger social program implications in achieving sustainable development

Rafael Diógenes Marques, Amanda Motta Ganem, José Carlos Marques


This article aims to analyse the progress taken by Brazil towards the accomplishment of a sustainable development, mainly highlighting the success of the Zero Hunger social programme in achieving the elimination of starvation. As one of the essential pillars to the sustainable development, the State’s social performance demands actions directed to the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger, establishing a basis for equitable growth. It is necessary to clarify the juridical and constitutional framework of Brazil, aiming to emphasise the Zero Hunger importance in achieving the Brazilian Republic’s goals and reaching an international pattern on sustainable development. Also, it will be stressed that the international order influences Brazilian domestic law and is one of the main aspects for the Zero Hunger program development.

Keywords: Brazil; Zero Hunger; Sustainable Development; Constitution

Submitted: 15 November 2012; Revised 6 November 2013; Accepted for publication: 2 December 2013; Published: 20 December 2013


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