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

Lutheran World Relief

LWR 1945 Baltimore MD USA G

Major Groups Partnership on Forests

MGPoF Ottawa ON Canada F

Major League Eating


Making Change

1985 Alexandria VA USA G

Mani Tese

MT 1964 Milan Italy G

Manos Unidas

1960 Madrid Spain G

Marine Stewardship Council

MSC 1997 London UK C

2008 Zurich Switzerland G

Market Advisory Council

MAC 2016 Brussels Belgium D y


1899 Helsinki Finland G

Mayors for Peace

1982 Hiroshima Japan F


1988 Ecublens Switzerland G

Mediterranean Advisory Council

MEDAC Rome Italy E y

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier

CIHEAM MAIM 1962 Montpellier France E j

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza

MAIZ 1970 Saragossa Spain E j

Mediterranean Forest Communicators Network


Mediterranean Model Forest Network

MMFN 2008 Soria Spain E

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Eastern Atlantic Populations of the Mediterranean Monk Seal - Monachus Monachus

2007 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the West African Populations of the African Elephant - Loxodonta Africana

2005 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard - Otis Tarda

2000 Bonn Germany T g

Mercy Airlift International

1968 Los Angeles CA USA G

Mercy Corps International

MCI 1979 Portland OR USA G

Mercy Ships

1978 Stevenage UK F

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development

MUSA 1986 Plymouth MI USA G

Microinsurance Network

2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg F y

Micronutrient Forum

2006 Washington DC USA F

Middle East and North Africa Nutrition Association

MENANA Irbid Jordan D

Middle East Children's Alliance

MECA Berkeley CA USA G

Mighty Earth

Washington DC USA G


Brussels Belgium D

Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation Among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

ATLAFCO 1989 Rabat Morocco F g

Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe

FOREST EUROPE 1990 Zvolen Slovakia F cg

Mission East

1991 Hellerup Denmark G

More and Better

Rome Italy F y

Mountain Gorilla and Rainforest Direct Aid

1981 Mülheim Germany G

Mouvement international de la jeunesse agricole et rurale catholique

MIJARC 1954 Brussels Belgium C

Mouvement pour une organisation mondiale de l'agriculture

MOMA Paris France G

Movendi International

1851 Stockholm Sweden C

Movimiento Agroecológico para Latinoamérica y El Caribe

MAELA 1992 F

Mundus maris

2010 Brussels Belgium F


Montpellier France F

Muslim Aid

1985 London UK G

Natural Food Colours Association

NATCOL 1979 Carrigaline Ireland D

Near East Forestry Commission

NEFC 1953 Cairo Egypt E g

Near East Foundation

NEF 1915 Syracuse NY USA G f

Nestlé Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World

Nestlé Foundation 1966 Lausanne Switzerland F f

Network for the Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific

NEDAC 1990 Bangkok Thailand F

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

NACA 1990 Bangkok Thailand F g

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe

NACEE 2003 Szarvas Hungary E

Network of Asia and Pacific Producers

NAPP 2007 Bangalore India F