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Deadline to end world hunger by 2025 is being allowed to “quietly wither away”

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 23 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4977
  1. Michael Day
  1. 1Rome

    The World Summit on Food Security is failing to make progress, say aid organisations, after its meeting this week in Rome.

    Campaigners say that the meeting of the summit, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, produced no pledges of extra money, failed to prioritise the problem of infant malnutrition, and allowed the summit’s 2025 deadline for ending world hunger to “quietly wither away.”

    The lack of Western leaders came in for particular criticism. The only leader present from the G8 (the group of eight most industrialised countries) was the Italian president, Silvio Berlusconi.

    Matthew Grainger, …

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