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

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

2001 Basel BS Switzerland G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

Terra Madre Foundation

Bra CN Italy F f

Terres et vie

1982 Nivelles Belgium G

The James Hutton Institute

2011 Aberdeen UK G j

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

Tilapia International Foundation

TIF 1952 Utrecht Netherlands F f

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

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g

Tostan International

1991 Dakar Senegal F

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y

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

1996 Montreuil France B

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B

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

1995 T g

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

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G


1997 Brussels Belgium G

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Co. Kildare Ireland G v

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 Cartago Turrialba Costa Rica E g

Tropical Forest Alliance

TFA 2012 Cologny GE Switzerland C

Tropical Forest Foundation

TFF 1990 Alexandria VA USA G f

Tropical Growers' Association

TGA 1907 London UK C

Tropical Rainforest Coalition

TRC 1991 Cupertino CA USA N

Tropical Rainforest Foundation

TRF Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala G f

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

Union de Escuelas Familiares Agrarias

UNEFA 1978 Madrid Madrid Spain G

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union internationale des agriculteurs français pour le renouveau

UIAFR 1974 G

Union Magrébine et Nord Africaine des Agriculteurs

UMNAGRI 1989 Tunis Tunisia J

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Beirut Lebanon D

Union of European Foresters

UEF 1958 Uhler Germany D v

Union of Foresters of Southern Europe

1989 Zamudio Biscay Spain D

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

1976 Rome RM Italy E v

Union pour L'Epanouissement des Peuples

UEP Douai France N

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra PG Italy G

United Against Hunger

UAH Rome RM Italy G

United Food and Commercial Workers Union

UFCW 1979 Washington DC USA G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

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

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

United Nations Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 E g

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC 1989 T g