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

Nordic Work Group for International Breastfeeding Issues

1978 E

Nordisk Arboretudvalg

NAU 1972 Elimäki Finland E

Nordiska Jordbruksforskares Förening

NJF 1918 D v

North American Association of Fisheries Economists

NAAFE Corvallis OR USA D

North American Forestry Commission

NAFC 1959 Zapopan JAL Mexico E g

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

NPAFC 1992 Vancouver BC Canada D g

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPFMC Anchorage AK USA G g

North Pacific Research Board

NPRB 1997 Anchorage AK USA G g

North Sea Advisory Council

NSAC 2004 Zoetermeer Netherlands E y

North Sea Foundation

1980 Utrecht Netherlands G f

North Western Waters Advisory Council

NWWAC 2005 Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland E y

North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

NEAFC 1980 London UK D g

North-East Atlantic Fisheries Convention

1959 T g

Northeast Asian Forest Forum

NEAFF 1998 Seoul Korea Rep J

Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network

NSPA Network F

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

NAFO 1979 Dartmouth NS Canada C gy

Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC 1946 Oslo Norway G

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

NPH 1954 Cuernavaca MOR Mexico G

Nuffield International - Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

Moama NSW Australia F

Nutrition and Education International

NEI 2003 Pasadena CA USA G f

Nutrition International

1992 F

Nutrition Third World

1984 Antwerp Belgium G

Ocean Outcomes

O2 G

Office international du coin de terre et des jardins familiaux

1926 Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

OHCHR 1945 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health

1924 B g

Once Acre Fund

2006 G f

One Acre Fund

F f

One Day's Wages

ODW 2009 Seattle WA USA N

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi Delhi India K

OPERA RESEARCH - European Observatory on Sustainable Agriculture

OPERA RESEARCH Piacenza PC Italy J

ORA International

1981 Korbach Germany G

Orangutan Foundation International

OFI 1986 Los Angeles CA USA F f

Organic Crop Improvement Association

OCIA 1984 Lincoln NE USA G

Organic Trade Association

OTA 1984 Washington DC USA F

Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuicola del Istmo Centroamericano, Panama

OSPESCA La Libertad La Libertad El Salvador D g

Organización Sudamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carrera

OSAF 1958 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

OPRT 2000 Tokyo Japan D

OroVerde - Die Tropenwaldstiftung

OroVerde 1989 Bonn Germany G

Outreach Aid To The Americas

OAA 1994 Miami FL USA N

Outreach International

1979 Independence MO USA G

Overeaters Anonymous

OA 1960 Rio Rancho NM USA F

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton VIC Australia G f

Oxfam International

1995 Nairobi Kenya F y

Pachamama Alliance

San Francisco CA USA G

Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network

PAFPNet J

Pacific Fisheries Technologists

PFT Astoria OR USA E

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

FFA 1977 Honiara Guadalcanal Solomon Is F g

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