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

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

Gdansk convention 1973 T g

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

1958 T g

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

1980 T g

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

NAFO 1978 T g

Convention on the Conduct of Fishing Operations in the North Atlantic

1967 T g

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

2001 T g

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

2009 T g

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1980 Hobart TAS Australia T g

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

1969 Rome Italy T g

Convoy of Hope

1994 Springfield MO USA G

Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI 1965 Milan Italy G

Cooperazione Paesi Emergenti

COPE 1983 Catania Italy G

Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Sindicatos Bananeros en Agroindustriales

COLSIBA 1993 La Lima Honduras D t

Coordinating Committee of the Organization for Voluntary Service

1972 Milan Italy G

COPA - european farmers

COPA 1958 Brussels Belgium E

Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security

CTI-CFF 2007 Manado Indonesia E g

Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research

1976 Stuttgart Germany G

Council of European Foresters

CEF 2011 Bucharest Romania D

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy

Council on Forest Engineering

COFE Morgantown WV USA G

Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research

1987 Parkville VIC Australia G f

CropLife Africa Middle East

CLAME 1980 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E

CropLife Asia

1991 Singapore D

CropLife Europe

1992 Brussels Belgium D

CropLife International

1967 Brussels Belgium C y

CropLife Latin America

1977 San José Costa Rica D y

Crops For the Future

CFF 2008 Cambridge UK F

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

CNFA 1986 Washington DC USA G

Dames d'Escoffier International, Les

LDEI 1986 Louisville KY USA N

Danish Institute for Human Rights

DIHR 2002 Copenhagen Denmark G j

Danish Refugee Council

DRC 1956 Copenhagen Denmark G y

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

Demeter International

1997 Brussels Belgium E

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

DSW 1991 Hannover Germany G f

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Doctors Worldwide

DWW 2000 Stockport G

Don Bosco Network

DBN Rome Italy F y

Dorcas Aid International

DAI 1980 Andijk Netherlands F

Du pain pour chaque enfant

APPCE 2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Dunamenti Állatfajták Génmegőrző Nemzetközi Egyesülete

DAGENE 1989 Budapest D

e-Agriculture

2007 F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Innovation Institute

2010 San Francisco CA USA E

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth5R

2014 Mumbai India F

Earthsave International

1988 New York NY USA G

Earthworm Foundation

1999 Nyon Switzerland F f

East African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

EACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c

East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies

ESAFS 1990 Tokyo Japan D

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