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

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

2003 Innsbruck Austria E g

Pesticide Action Network

PAN 1982 Brussels Belgium F

Philippine Centre for Population and Development

PCPD 1972 Manila Philippines G

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region

1956 Rome Italy T g

Plant Research International

PRI Wageningen Netherlands G

Plateforme Régionale des Organisations Paysannes d'Afrique Centrale

PROPAC 2005 Yaoundé Cameroon J

Platform for African - European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development

PAEPARD Accra Ghana F y

Platform for Transformative Technologies

P4TT Tervuren Belgium G

Pôle régional de recherche appliquée au développement des systèmes agricoles d'Afrique Centrale

PRASAC 1997 Ndjamena Chad E g

Polish Humanitarian Action

PAH 1992 Warsaw Poland G

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Thailand G

Population and Development International

PDI 1983 Kailua HI USA G

Population Approach Group Europe

PAGE 1992 London UK F c

Population Association of America

PAA 1931 Alexandria VA USA G v

Population Connection

1968 Washington DC USA G

Population Council

1952 New York NY USA F

Population Environment Research Network

PERN 2001 Palisades NY USA E

Population Institute

PI 1969 Washington DC USA G j

Population Reference Bureau

PRB 1929 Washington DC USA G

Première Urgence Internationale

1979 Asnières-sur-Seine France G

Presbyterian Hunger Program

PHP 1969 Louisville KY USA G

Primary Food Processors

PFP Brussels Belgium E y

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Pro Regenwald

1988 Munich Germany G


1989 Feldkirchen in Kärnten Austria D

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

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 Utrecht 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 C

Rainforest Concern

1993 Bath UK G