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

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

Swaminathan Research Foundation 1988 Chennai India G

Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

CSAM 2002 Beijing China E g IGOs

Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture

CAMBIA Canberra Australia G

Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry

Göttingen Germany G

Centre for World Food Studies

1977 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

CIRDAP 1979 Dhaka Bangladesh E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Centre population et développement, Paris

CEPED 1988 Paris France G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Estudios Rurales y de Agricultura Internacional

CERAI 1994 Valencia Spain G

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Centro Regionale d'Intervento per la Cooperazione

CRIC 1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

CGIAR System Organization

CGIAR 1971 Montpellier France E gy IGOs, International Federations

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium - Luxembourg - Africa-Caribbean-Pacific

CBL-ACP 1964 Schilde Belgium G

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Children's Hunger Fund

CHF 1992 Mission Hills CA USA N f Funds

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f Funds, Funds

Choices International Foundation

2007 The Hague Netherlands F f Foundations

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


Mill Valley CA USA J

Codex Alimentarius Commission

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

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

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

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

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

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 IGOs, FAO Bodies

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

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


Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart Australia E gy IGOs, International Federations

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

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 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 IGOs, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g IGOs, FAO Bodies

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