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

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Circumpolar Agricultural Association

CAA 1995 Tromsø Norway D

Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs

CNFA 1986 Washington DC USA G

CIUS - European Sugar Users

1995 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y International Federations

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Club of Bologna

1988 Rome Italy E Clubs

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

CfRN 2005 New York NY USA F g IGOs

Code REDD

Mill Valley CA USA J

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, WHO Bodies, IGOs

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj Intergovernmental Communities, Institutes, IGOs

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CPF 1995 New York NY USA E gy International Federations, IGOs

Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires

CSA 1984 Brussels Belgium G

Comissão de Pesca Continental e Aquiculture para América Latina e o Caribe

1976 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

Comité Iberoamericano para el Desarrollo y Aplicación de los Plasticos en Agricultura

CIDAPA 1997 D

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart Australia E gy International Federations, IGOs

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Committee of Cereals, Oilseeds, Animal Feed, Olive Oil, Oils and Fats and Agro-Supply Trade in the EU

COCERAL 1958 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations in the EU

1958 Brussels Belgium E Professional Bodies

Committee of Senior Officials of the Nordic Countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Field of Food Issues

CSO-NB8-Food 1980 E g IGOs

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

CAPGAN 1984 Gurugram India D

Commonwealth Forestry Association

CFA 1921 Craven Arms UK C

Community and Family Services International

CFSI 1981 Manila Philippines G Humanitarian Organizations

Community Forestry International

CFI 1999 Lake Tahoe CA USA G

Community Forests International

CFI 2008 Philadelphia PA Canada G

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F Humanitarian Organizations

Compassion in World Farming

CIWF 1967 Godalming UK F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G Humanitarian Organizations

Confederation of American Associations for the Production of Sustainable Agriculture

CAAPAS Mercedes Uruguay D

Confederation of European Forest Owners

CEPF 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Conférence internationale des directeurs et doyens des établissements supérieurs d'expression française des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation

CIDEFA 1990 Antananarivo Madagascar F y International Federations

Conference of Gulf States Ministers of Agriculture

Riyadh Saudi Arabia S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of West and Central Africa

CMA/WCA 1991 Dakar Senegal F g IGOs

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Congo Basin Forest Partnership

CBFP 2002 F gy International Federations, IGOs

Congressional Hunger Center

CHC 1993 Washington DC USA G

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

1985 Boston MA USA G f Foundations

Convention Concerning Accommodation on Board Fishing Vessels

1966 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Old-age Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

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