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 Type III

Terra Madre Foundation

Bra Italy F f Foundations

Terres et vie

1982 Nivelles Belgium G


1999 Nyon Switzerland F

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

Tilapia International Foundation

TIF 1952 Utrecht Netherlands F f Foundations

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B Trade and Labour Unions

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B Trade and Labour Unions

Treaty Concerning the Regulation of Salmon Fishery in the Rhine River Basin

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trees for the Future

TFTF 1989 Silver Spring MD USA G

Trees On-Farm Network

TOFNET Nairobi Kenya K


1997 Brussels Belgium G

Tropenbos International

1988 Wageningen Netherlands G


1989 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Tropical Agriculture Association

TAA Newton Stewart UK G

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

1973 Turrialba Costa Rica E g Institutes, IGOs

Tropical Forest Foundation

TFF 1990 Alexandria VA USA G f Foundations

Tropical Growers' Association

TGA 1907 London UK C

Tropical Rainforest Coalition

TRC 1991 Cupertino CA USA N

Tropical Rainforest Foundation

TRF Guatemala Guatemala G f Foundations

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

Union des écoles familiales agraires

1978 Madrid Spain G

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union for the Fulfilment of Peoples

Douai France N

Union internationale des agriculteurs français pour le renouveau

UIAFR 1974 G

Union Magrébine et Nord Africaine des Agriculteurs


Union of European Foresters

UEF 1967 Uhler Germany D v Trade and Labour Unions

Union of Foresters of Southern Europe

1989 Derio Spain D

Union of Local and Non Local General Service Staff FAO/WFP

1976 Rome Italy E v United Nations Bodies, FAO Bodies, Trade and Labour Unions, Staff Associations

United Against Hunger

UAH Rome Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

United Food and Commercial Workers Union

UFCW 1979 Washington DC USA G Trade and Labour Unions

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, 160000

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris France B g UNESCO Bodies, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Forum on Forests

UNFF 2000 New York NY USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Foundation

UNF 1998 Washington DC USA G f United Nations Bodies, Foundations

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA 1967 New York NY USA F gf United Nations Bodies, Funds, IGOs

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Universities Fighting World Hunger

UFWH 2004 Auburn AL USA J

UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa

UNU-INRA 1986 Accra Ghana E j Institutes

UPA International Development

UPA DI 1993 Longueuil QC Canada G

Urban Farming

Southfield MI USA N


1992 Sassenberg Germany G Human Rights Organizations