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

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Pro Regenwald

1988 Munich Germany G


1989 Aberystwyth UK D

Program on Forests

PROFOR 1997 Washington DC USA F

Programa Cooperative de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Agricolo para los Trópicos Suramericanos

PROCITROPICOS 1992 Brasilia Brazil E g

Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur

PROCISUR 1980 Montevideo Uruguay E g

Project Healthy Children

PHC 2000 Cambridge MA USA N


1999 Amsterdam Netherlands E

Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme

PMAF 1994 Metz France G

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Bilthoven Netherlands F f

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean

1978 T g

Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production Of, International and Wholesale Trade In, and Use of Opium

1953 T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Mountain Agriculture

1994 T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Mountain Forests

1996 T g

Protocol I to the Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific

1990 T g

Protocol II to the Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific

1990 T g

Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes

1992 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

1982 T g


1970 Washington DC USA F

Pueblito Canada

1975 Toronto ON Canada G

Quaker United Nations Office

QUNO 1926 Geneva Switzerland E

Rädda Barnen - Save the Children Sweden

1919 Stockholm Sweden G

Radiant Earth Foundation

Washington DC USA G f

Rainforest Action Network

RAN 1985 San Francisco CA USA F

Rainforest Alliance

1987 New York NY USA G

Rainforest Concern

1993 Bath UK G

Rainforest Foundation International

RFI 1989 London UK F f

Rainforest Foundation UK

RFUK London UK G f

Rainforest Foundation US

Brooklyn NY USA G f

Rainforest Fund

RFUND 1989 New York NY USA G f

Rainforest Information Centre

RIC Elands NSW Australia G

Rainforest Project Foundation

TRP 1993 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Rainforest Trust

1988 Warrenton VA USA G

Rainwater Harvesting Implementation Network

RAIN 2003 Amsterdam Netherlands G

RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

RECOFTC 1987 Bangkok Thailand E

Red de Bosques Andinos

2011 Quito Ecuador F y

Red de Instituciones Vinculadas a la Capacitación en Economia y Politicas Agricolas en América Latina y el Caribe

REDCAPA 1993 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Red Iberoamericana de Bosques Modelo

RLABM 2002 Turrialba Costa Rica F

Red Iberoamericana de Trabajo con las Familias

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F v

Red Interamericana de Laboratorios de Analisis de Alimentos

RILAA 1997 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Rede Regional da Sociedade Civil para a Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional na CPLP

REDSAN-CPLP Coimbra Portugal F

Refugee Children of the World

1981 Montreuil France G

ReGeneration 2030


Regeneration International

2015 Finland MN USA F

Regional Advisory Board in Agriculture


Regional Agricultural Trade Intelligence Network

RATIN 2004 Nairobi Kenya F

Regional Assistance Treaty on Food Emergencies


Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East

1983 Amman Jordan E g

Regional Commission for Fisheries

RECOFI 1999 Cairo Egypt E gy