FIAN International, formerly FoodFirst Information and Action Network, was founded in 1986. It was the first international human rights organisation to advocate the realisation of the right to food, as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments. FIAN consists of national sections present in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Its individual members come from over 50 countries. FIAN is a not-for-profit organisation without any religious or political affiliation and has consultative status with the United Nations. FIAN envisions a world free from hunger, in which every person fully enjoys human rights in dignity, particularly the right to adequate food.