Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment.

Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities. Poor food security is also causing millions of children to be stunted, or too short for the ages, due to severe malnutrition.

A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 815 million people who are hungry today and the additional 2 billion people expected to be undernourished by 2050. Investments in agriculture are crucial to increasing the capacity for agricultural productivity and sustainable food production systems are necessary to help alleviate the perils of hunger.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Global Food Safety Initiative

GFSI 2000 Issy-les-Moulineaux France F

Global FoodBanking Network

GFN 2006 Chicago IL USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Global Forest Coalition

GFC 2000 Asunción Paraguay F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Global Forest Policy Project

GFPP Cambridge UK G

Global Forest Watch

GFW Washington DC USA G

Global Forum on Agricultural Research

GFAR 1996 Rome Italy F y International Federations

Global Horizons

Rugby UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Global Impact

1956 Alexandria VA USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture

GIEWS 1975 Rome Italy F gy FAO Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

GODAN Wallingford UK F y International Federations

Global Outreach

1994 Fergus Falls MN USA G

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

GLOPAN 2013 London UK F v

Global Partnership for Oceans

GPO 2012 B y International Federations

Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration

GPFLR Toronto ON Canada F y International Federations

Global Pulse Confederation

GPC 1963 Dubai United Arab Emirates C

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

GRA 2009 C g

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations

Global Salmon Initiative

GSI 2013 F

Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference

G-STIC 2017 S c Conference Series

Global Youth Innovation Network



1997 Cologne Germany F Foundation

2005 Geneva Switzerland F f Foundations

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

2008 Geneva Switzerland G j Institutes


1990 Barcelona Spain F

Grameen Foundation

GF 1997 Washington DC USA F f Foundations

Grassroots International

GI 1983 Boston MA USA G Human Rights Organizations

Green Belt Movement

1977 Nairobi Kenya F

Green Cross International

GCI 1993 Geneva Switzerland F Humanitarian Organizations

Groundswell International

2009 Washington DC USA F

Group on Earth Observations

GEO 2005 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Groupe de Recherche Petites Paysanneries

GRPP Enval France F

Groupe des entomologistes forestiers francophones


Groupe francophone d'hépato-gastroentérologie et nutrition pédiatriques

GFHGNP 1987 Grenoble France D

Grow Africa Partnership

2011 Johannesburg South Africa F

Growing Media Europe

2016 Brussels Belgium D

Growing Opportunities International

GO! 2010 Winnipeg MB Canada F

Growing Spine Foundation

GSF 2008 Milwaukee WI USA G f

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

GCFI 1948 Marathon FL USA E j Institutes

Halal Food Council of Europe

HFCE Brussels Belgium G


2002 Washington DC USA E

Health for Animals

Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Heart to Heart International

1992 Lenexa KS USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Heifer International

1944 Little Rock AR USA G Institutes

Helen Keller International

HKI 1915 New York NY USA E

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

1981 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Henry Doubleday Research Association

HDRA 1954 Coventry UK G

High Conservation Value Resource Network

HCV Resource Network 2006 Oxford UK F y International Federations

Hotot Rabbit Breeders International

HRBI 1979 Ypsilanti MI USA N

Hull International Fisheries Institute

HIFI 1989 Hull UK N j Institutes

Human Relief Foundation

HRF 1991 Bradford UK G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations