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

International Society of Tropical Foresters

ISTF 1950 New Haven CT USA B y

International Soil Tillage Research Organization

ISTRO 1973 Dundee UK B

International Special Dietary Food Industries

ISDI 1965 Brussels Belgium D

International Sprout Growers Association

ISGA 1989 Warwick RI USA E v

International Symposium on Clinical Nutrition

ISCN Melbourne VIC Australia S c

International Symposium on Crop Protection

Ghent Belgium S c

International Symposium on Epidemiology and Control of Salmonella and Other Foodborne Pathogens of Pork

S c

International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture

S c

International Telecommunication Union

ITU 1985 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

International Tobacco Growers Union

1952 Paris France D

International Tobacco Growers' Association

ITGA 1984 Castelo Branco Portugal D

International Trade Centre

ITC 1964 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

2001 Rome RM Italy T g

International Tropical Timber Organization

ITTO 1985 Yokohama Kanagawa Japan B g

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

IUSSP 1928 Paris France B v

International Union of Food Science and Technology

IUFoST 1970 Guelph ON Canada B y

International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers Associations

IUF 1920 B

International Union of Forest Research Organizations

IUFRO 1892 Vienna Austria B y

International Union of Nutritional Sciences

IUNS 1948 Pamplona Navarre Spain B y

International Union of Young Farmers

IUYF 2000 Klaipeda Lithuania E

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

UAW 1935 Detroit MI USA G

International University of Business Agriculture and Technology

IUBAT 1991 Dhaka Bangladesh G

International Urban Food Network

IUFN 2012 Paris France G

International Vegetarian Union

IVU 1908 B

International Whaling Commission

IWC 1946 C g

International Wheat Gluten Association

IWGA 1979 Overland Park KS USA G

International Wine and Food Society

IWFS 1933 London UK C

International Working Dog Breeding Association

IWDBA San Antonio TX USA J

International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group

iZiNCG 2000 Oakland CA USA F

Internationale Kommission zum Schutz der Elbe

IKSE 1990 Magdeburg Germany E gy

Internationale Raiffeisen-Union

IRU 1968 Bonn Germany E y


1992 Rome RM Italy G


1997 Dickinson ND USA F

IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Blooms

IPHAB 1991 Copenhagen Denmark E g

Iodine Global Network

IGN 1984 Seattle WA USA B v

ISAA Agrochemical Network

Mullica Hill NJ USA D

ISEKI-Food Association

2005 Vienna Austria D

Islamic Aid

London UK N

Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

ICCIA 1977 Karachi Pakistan F

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Islamic Relief Worldwide

IRWW 1984 Birmingham UK F

Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development

1989 Georgetown Guyana G

Japan Association for International Collaboration of Agriculture and Forestry

JAICAF 1978 Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Fisheries Research Society

JIFRS 1982 Tokyo Japan N

Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center

JIFPRO 1991 Tokyo Japan G

Japan Tropical Forest Action Network

JATAN 1987 Tokyo Japan G

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials

JCEP Brussels Belgium F

Joint Declaration Concerning Fishing Problems in the South Pacific

1952 T g

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

JECFA 1956 Rome RM Italy E g

Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

GESAMP 1969 London UK E gv