Reaffirming also that a peaceful, stable and enabling political, social and
economic environment, at both the national and the international levels, is the
essential foundation that will enable States to give adequate priority to food security
and poverty eradication,
Reiterating, as in the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the
Declaration of the World Food Summit: five years later, that food should not be used
as an instrument of political or economic pressure, and reaffirming in this regard the
importance of international cooperation and solidarity, as well as the necessity of
refraining from unilateral measures that are not in accordance with international law
and the Charter of the United Nations and that endanger food security,
Convinced that each State must adopt a strategy consistent with its resources
and capacities to achieve its individual goals in implementing the recommendations
contained in the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food
Summit Plan of Action and, at the same time, cooperate regionally and internationally
in order to organize collective solutions to global issues of food security in a world of
increasingly interlinked institutions, societies and economies where coordinated
efforts and shared responsibilities are essential,
Recognizing that the problems of hunger and food insecurity have global
dimensions and that there has been virtually no progress made on reducing hunger and
that it could increase dramatically in some regions unless urgent, determined and
concerted action is taken, given the anticipated increase in the world’s population and
the stress on natural resources,
Noting that environmental degradation, desertification and global climate
change are exacerbating destitution and desperation, causing a negative impact on the
realization of the right to food, in particular in developing countries,
Expressing its deep concern at the number and scale of natural disasters,
diseases and pests and their increasing impact in recent years, which have resulted in
massive loss of life and livelihood and threatened agricultural production and food
security, in particular in developing countries,

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