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

Jumelage et rencontre pour l'entraide médicale internationale

JEREMI Dijon France N

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f

Korean Foundation for World Aid

G f

La Via Campesina

1993 Harare Zimbabwe F

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

LVFO 1994 Jinja Uganda E g

Land O'Lakes International Development

1981 Shoreview MN USA G

Landesa - Rural Development Institute

Landesa 1967 Seattle WA USA G j

LandsAid - Verein für Internationale Humanitäre Hilfe

LandsAid 2014 Kaufering Germany G

Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation

LAAD Coral Gables FL USA G e

Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre

1957 Santiago Chile E g

Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission

LACFC 1948 Santiago Chile E g

Latin American Federation of Nutritional Therapy, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

1988 Guayaquil Ecuador D

Latin American Fisheries Development Organization

1982 D g

Latin American Forestry Institute

1959 Mérida Venezuela G gj

Leadership for Conservation in Africa

LCA 2006 F

Leuser International Foundation

LIF 1994 Jakarta Indonesia G f

Life for Relief and Development

1992 Southfield MI USA G

Lions Clubs International

LCI 1917 Oak Brook IL USA F

Lipizzan International Federation

LIF 1986 Varazdin Croatia E

London Fisheries Convention

1964 T g

Long Distance Advisory Council

LDAC 2004 Madrid Spain E y

Low Impact Fishers of Europe

LIFE Brussels Belgium F

Lutheran Association for Maritime Ministry

LAMM 1981 Charlestown Beach RI USA G

Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Geneva Switzerland B

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