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

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G

Children's Hunger Fund

CHF 1992 Mission Hills CA USA N f

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f

Choices International Foundation

2007 The Hague Netherlands F f

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G

Circumpolar Agricultural Association

CAA 1995 Tromsø Norway D

CIUS - European Sugar Users

1995 Brussels Belgium D y

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg F y

Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism for Relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security

CSM 2010 Rome Italy E

Clean Trade

London UK F

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Club of Bologna

1988 Rome Italy E

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition of Agricultural Workers International

CAWI 2005 Penang Malaysia C y

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Code REDD

Mill Valley CA USA J

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CPF 1995 New York NY USA E gy

Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires

CSA 1984 Brussels Belgium G

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

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Chile E g

Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur

CPPS 1952 Guayaquil Ecuador D g

Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l'Agricoltura

CEFA 1972 Bologna Italy G

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli

CISP 1982 Rome Italy G

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement-Terre Solidaire

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France 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 des forêts d'Afrique centrale

COMIFAC 2000 Yaoundé Cameroon F g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 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 Italy F

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g

Commissione Cooperazione Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

CICOPS 1984 Pavia Italy G

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g

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 Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g

Common Fund for Commodities

CFC 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands F fgy

Commons Network

Berlin Germany J

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 G

Community Forestry International

CFI 1999 Lake Tahoe CA USA G

Community Forests International

CFI 2008 Sackville NB Canada G

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