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

Middle East Children's Alliance

MECA Berkeley CA USA G

Mighty Earth

Washington DC USA G


Brussels Belgium D

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

MUFPP 2015 Milan Italy E

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

Movimento per la Lotta contro la Fame nel Mondo

MLFM 1964 Lodi Italy G

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

Network of European Alimentary Culture

NEAC Caserta Italy F

Network of Latin American Women of the Fishery Sector

2000 Montevideo Uruguay F

Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation

INF 1985 Boston MA USA G f

New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

2012 E g

New Forests Project

NFP 1982 Washington DC USA G

New Humanity

1987 Rome Italy E

New World Hope Organization

NWHO 1996 Wah Cantt Pakistan G y

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - New Zealand Aid Programme

2002 Wellington New Zealand G g

NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva

2001 New York NY USA K

NGO Working Group on the Security Council

1997 New York NY USA E y

Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region

T g

Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation

NAM CSSTC 1995 Jakarta Indonesia E g

Nordic Association for Allotments

Oslo Norway D

Nordic Breastfeeding Conference


Nordic Committee on Food Analysis

1947 Bergen Norway E g

Nordic Cooperation Group for Forest Entomology

1955 Helsinki Finland K v

Nordic Cooperation Group for Forest Inventory

Alnarp Sweden K

Nordic Dairy Technology Council

2015 Odense Denmark E

Nordic Eating Disorders Society

NEDS 1997 D

Nordic Economic Cattle Breeding

1948 Falkenberg Sweden D v

Nordic Fishermen's Council

NFC 1992 D

Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee

1972 Alnarp Sweden E g

Nordic Forestry Congress

Copenhagen Denmark S c

Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network

NOVA University Network 1995 Uppsala Sweden F

Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research

1965 Lomma Sweden E g