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

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome F g

World Food Safety Organization

WFSO 2001 D

World Food Travel Association

WFTA 2003 Portland OR USA G

World for World Organization

WFWO 2001 Rome G

World Forest Institute

WFI 1989 Portland OR USA G j

World Forestry Center, Portland

WFC 1989 Portland OR USA G

World Forestry Congress

1926 Rome Italy S c

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F

World Forum of Fisher Peoples

WFFP 1997 F

World Guernsey Cattle Federation

WGCF Myrtleford Australia E

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Hunger Action Center

J p

World Hunger Education Service

WHES 1976 Washington DC USA G

World Hunger Year

WHY 1975 New York NY USA G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Instant Noodles Association

WINA 1997 Tokyo Japan F

World Neighbors

WN 1951 Oklahoma City OK USA G v

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Packaging Organisation

WPO 1968 Vienna C y

World Ploughing Organization

WPO 1952 Athy Ireland C

World Rainforest Movement

WRM 1986 Montevideo Uruguay F

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Runners

WR 1978 Greenbrae CA USA F f

World Soy Foundation

WSF 2006 St Louis MO USA G f

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B gt

World Union of St Bernard Clubs

WUSB 1967 Faulensee Switzerland E

World Union of Wholesale Markets

WUWM 1958 The Hague Netherlands E

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B

World Watusi Association

1985 Walnut Springs TX USA N

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF 1971 Sydney NSW Australia F

World's Poultry Science Association

WPSA 1912 Beekbergen B y


1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

YEM Foundation

YF 2017 Las Vegas NV USA F f

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development

YPARD 2005 Rome Italy F t


1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G