At the G8 “plus” meeting held in L’Aquila in July 2009, a joint statement was endorsed which expressed the commitment of participants to “take decisive action to free humankind from hunger and poverty through improving food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture,” and to work together to: 1) support country-led processes; 2) ensure a comprehensive approach to food security; 3) strategically coordinate assistance; 4) support a strong role for multilateral institutions; and 5) sustain a robust commitment of financial resources, including $20 billion in resources pledged at the G8 Summit. We convened a meeting in New York on September 26, 2009 to broaden support for these principles and to move this agenda forward.
Points of Agreement
The Way Forward
We propose the following steps to move these principles into action: