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

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 Movement

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

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

NBC S c

Nordic Committee on Food Analysis

1947 Lyngby Denmark 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 Ås Norway F

Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research

1965 Oslo Norway E g

Nordic Network on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

NordicRAS 2011 Hirtshals Denmark F

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 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 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 Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being

NDPHS 2003 Stockholm Sweden F gy

Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network

NSPA Network Brussels Belgium 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 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 Ottawa ON Canada 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

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