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

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

Convention Concerning Fishermen's Articles of Agreement

1959 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Fishermen's Certificates of Competency

1966 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Fishing in the Black Sea

1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Fishing in the Waters of the Danube

1958 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Food and Catering for Crews on Board Ship

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Holidays with Pay in Agriculture

1952 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Labour Inspection in Agriculture

1969 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery in Agriculture

1951 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Sickness Insurance for Agricultural Workers

1927 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work in the Principal Mining and Manufacturing Industries, Including Building and Construction, and in Agriculture

1938 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Employment in Agriculture

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Medical Examination of Fishermen

1959 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment as Fishermen

1959 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Protection and Integration of Indigenous and other Tribal and Semi-tribal Populations in Independent Countries

1957 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Rights of Association and Combination of Agricultural Workers

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Convention Concerning Workmen's Compensation in Agriculture

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Establishment of Stations for Agricultural Experiments and Animal Industries

1923 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific

1989 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Protection of Agriculture

1913 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Protection of Birds Useful to Agriculture

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Protection of Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Trade Marks and Commercial Names

1923 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention for the Regulation of the Meshes of Fishing Nets and the Size Limits of Fish

1946 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on Assistance in the Case of Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency

1986 T gy FAO Bodies, WHO Bodies, International Federations, Treaties, IGOs

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

1986 T gy FAO Bodies, WHO Bodies, International Federations, Treaties, IGOs

Convention on fisheries and the conservation of living marine resources in the Black Sea

1993 J gp Treaties, IGOs

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

Gdansk convention 1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas

1958 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in North-East Atlantic Fisheries, 1980

1980 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, 1978

NAFO 1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conduct of Fishing Operations in the North Atlantic

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean

2001 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean

2009 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1980 Hobart Australia T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic

1969 Rome Italy T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies

1947 T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Convoy of Hope

1994 Springfield MO USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Cooperative Program for the Development of Agricultural Technology in the Southern Cone

1980 Montevideo Uruguay E g IGOs

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