The Conference was convened to seek ways of achieving world food security and, in this context, to address challenges of higher food prices, climate change and bioenergy. The conclusions of the World Food Summit in 1996, and the objective, confirmed by the World Food Summit: five years later, of achieving food security for all through an ongoing effort to eradicate hunger in all countries, with an immediate view to reducing by half the number of undernourished people by no later than 2015 was reaffirmed, as well as commitment to achieving the MDGs.
Reduce by half the number of undernourished people by no later than 2015.
See related commitment listed above.
Commitment to eradicate hunger and other reaffirmed commitments are not new; see related commitment listed above. Since no concrete targets for increased ODA were set, it is not clear how this commitment relates to other ODA commitments. Commitments to support agricultural production and trade are not new, see Doha Round and Aid for Trade.