UN Summit: Millennium Development Goals High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 65th Session: outcome document, New York, 17 September 2010

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Food security
Organisation : UN
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Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

 “7. We are determined to collectively advance and strengthen the global partnership for development, as the centrepiece of our cooperation, in the years ahead...

...8. We are committed to making every effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, including through actions, policies and strategies defined in the present Declaration in support of developing countries, in particular those countries that are lagging most behind and those goals that are most off track, thus improving the lives of the poorest people.”


 “14. We are convinced that the United Nations, on the basis of its universal membership, legitimacy and unique mandate, plays a vital role in the promotion of international cooperation for development and in supporting the acceleration of the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. We reaffirm the need for a strong United Nations to meet the challenges of the changing global environment.”


 “58. We reaffirm that the United Nations funds, programmes and regional commissions, and the specialized agencies of the United Nations system, in accordance with their respective mandates, have an important role to play in advancing development and in protecting development gains, in accordance with national strategies and priorities, including progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We will continue to take steps for a strong, well coordinated, coherent and effective United Nations system in support of the Millennium Development Goals...”


Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

 “70. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1, including through:

 ...(j) Reaffirming the international commitment to eliminating hunger and to securing access to food for all and reiterating, in this regard, the important role of relevant organizations, particularly the United Nations system;

(k) Supporting the Five Rome Principles for Sustainable Global Food Security contained in the Declaration of the Rome World Summit on Food Security;

(l) Strengthening international coordination and governance for food security, through the Global Partnership for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, of which the Committee on World Food Security is a central component, and reiterating that it is essential to enhance global governance, building on existing institutions and fostering effective partnerships;

... (n) Supporting a comprehensive and coordinated response to address the multiple and complex causes of the global food crisis, including the adoption of political, economic, social, financial and technical solutions in the short, medium and long term by national Governments and the international community, including mitigating the impact of the high volatility of food prices on developing countries. The relevant United Nations organizations have an important role to play in this regard;”