In 2013, FAO recognized 38 countries for reducing by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015, in keeping with a target set by the first Millennium Development Goal. 18 of these countries were awarded for reaching both MDG 1 and the more stringent goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS), that is of reducing by half the absolute number of undernourished people.
In 2014, the list of country achievements is growing, as governments continue to fulfill their pledge to eradicate hunger globally. On 16 June, FAO recognized China and Morocco for having met the MDG-1 hunger target and Chile for having met the more ambitious World Food Summit goal. Chile was already among the 20 countries who received the MDG-1 award in 2013.
On 30 November 2014 FAO recognizes the following countries for reaching the MDG-1 target: Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico and the Philippines.
Brazil, Cameroon and Uruguay are being honoured for meeting the World Food Summit goal.