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

Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile E g

Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur

CPPS 1952 Guayaquil Ecuador D g

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli

CISP 1982 Rome RM Italy G

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

Comité Interamericano de Sanidad Avicola

CISA 2004 Buenos Aires Argentina E

Comité International des Plastiques en Agriculture

CIPA 1959 Levallois-Perret France D

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome RM Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Cairo Egypt E g

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart TAS Australia E gy

Commission internationale pour organisation scientifique du travail en agriculture

CIOSTA 1950 Calabria IM Italy F

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome RM Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile E g

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g

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

COCERAL 1958 Brussels Belgium E y

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

CSO-NB8-Food 1980 E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva GE Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g

Commons Network

Berlin Germany J

Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

CAPGAN 1984 Gurugram Haryana India D

Commonwealth Forestry Association

CFA 1921 Craven Arms UK C

Community and Family Services International

CFSI 1981 Manila Philippines G

Community Forestry International

CFI 1999 Lake Tahoe CA USA G

Community Forests International

CFI 2008 Sackville NB Canada G

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F

Compassion in World Farming

CIWF 1967 Godalming UK F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland G

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Ankara Turkey D

Confédération internationale du crédit agricole

CICA 1932 Zurich ZH Switzerland C y

Confederation of American Associations for the Production of Sustainable Agriculture

CAAPAS Mercedes Soriano 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

Conference of Gulf States Ministers of Agriculture

Riyadh Saudi Arabia S cg

Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of West and Central Africa

CMA/WCA 1991 Dakar Senegal F g

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

CONGO 1948 Geneva GE Switzerland E y

Congo Basin Forest Partnership

CBFP 2002 F gy

Congressional Hunger Center

CHC 1993 Washington DC USA G

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D y

Conseil européen des jeunes agriculteurs

CEJA 1958 Brussels Belgium E

Consejo Latinoamericano de Información Alimentaria

CLIA 1998 Mexico City CDMX Mexico G

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

1985 Boston MA USA G f

Convention Concerning Accommodation on Board Fishing Vessels

1966 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

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

1933 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

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

1933 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Fishermen's Articles of Agreement

1959 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Fishermen's Certificates of Competency

1966 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Fishing in the Black Sea

1959 T g

Convention Concerning Fishing in the Waters of the Danube

1958 T g

Convention Concerning Food and Catering for Crews on Board Ship

1946 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

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