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

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 Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CERD 1969 Geneva E g

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

COPUOS 1959 Vienna E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome K g

Common Fund for Commodities

CFC 1980 Amsterdam 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 G

Community Forestry International

CFI 1999 Lake Tahoe CA USA G

Community Forests International

CFI 2008 Sackville NB Canada G

Community Partners International

CPI 2010 San Francisco CA USA G

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F

Compassion in World Farming

CIWF 1967 Godalming UK F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Turkey D

Confédération internationale du crédit agricole

CICA 1932 Zurich C y

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

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 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 D yt

Conseil européen des jeunes agriculteurs

CEJA 1958 Brussels E

Consejo Latinoamericano de Información Alimentaria

CLIA 1998 Mexico City Mexico G

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

1985 Boston MA USA G f

Convention Concerning Accommodation on Board Fishing Vessels

1966 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Fishermen's Articles of Agreement

1959 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Fishermen's Certificates of Competency

1966 Geneva 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 Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Holidays with Pay in Agriculture

1952 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Labour Inspection in Agriculture

1969 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery in Agriculture

1951 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Sickness Insurance for Agricultural Workers

1927 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

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

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Medical Examination of Fishermen

1959 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment as Fishermen

1959 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1957 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Rights of Association and Combination of Agricultural Workers

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Workmen's Compensation in Agriculture

1921 Geneva Switzerland T g

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