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

Global Dairy Platform

GDP 2006 Rosemont IL USA C

Global Development Research Centre

GDRC 2000 Kobe Japan G

Global Diaspora Confederation

GDC 2020 F

Global Environment and Natural Resources Institute

GENRI 2013 Fairfax VA USA G j

Global Farmer Network

GFN 2000 Des Moines IA USA F v

Global Fellowship of Christian Youth

Global Fellowship 1963 Hemel Hempstead UK F

Global Fishing Watch


Global Food Safety Initiative

GFSI 2000 Levallois-Perret France F

Global FoodBanking Network

GFN 2006 Chicago IL USA F

Global Forest Coalition

GFC 2000 Utrecht Netherlands F y

Global Forest Policy Project

GFPP Cambridge UK G

Global Forest Watch

GFW Washington DC USA G

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS 2010 Lindau Switzerland F

Global Forum on Agricultural Research

GFAR 1996 Rome Italy F y

Global Greens

2001 Brussels Belgium F

Global Harmonization Initiative

GHI 2007 Vienna Austria F

Global Horizons

Rugby UK G

Global Impact

1956 Alexandria VA USA G y

Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture

GIEWS 1975 Rome Italy F gy

Global Land Programme

GLP Bern Switzerland E v

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

GODAN Montréal QC Canada F y

Global Outreach

1994 Fergus Falls MN USA G

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

GLOPAN 2013 London UK F v

Global Parliament of Mayors

GPM 2016 The Hague Netherlands F v

Global Partnership for Oceans

GPO 2012 B y

Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration

GPFLR Toronto ON Canada F y

Global Pulse Confederation

GPC 1963 Dubai United Arab Emirates C

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

GRA 2009 C g

GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY - Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

2008 Vienna Austria G y

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G

Global Soil Partnership

GSP Rome Italy E gy

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

GSSI Haarlem Netherlands F y

Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference

G-STIC 2017 S c

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

GSTC 2010 Washington DC USA B y

Global Water Partnership

GWP 1996 Stockholm Sweden F

Global Youth Innovation Network



1997 Cologne Germany F Foundation

2005 Geneva Switzerland F f

Good Shepherd International Foundation

GSIF 2007 Rome Italy F f


1990 Barcelona Spain F

Grameen Foundation

GF 1997 Washington DC USA F f

Grassroots International

GI 1983 Boston MA USA G

Green Ark Committee

GRC 2011 Kinshasa Congo DR F

Green Belt Movement

1977 Nairobi Kenya F

Green Cooling Initiative

GCI 2014 Eschborn Germany G

Green Cross International

GCI 1993 Geneva Switzerland F

Green Without Borders

2015 Kakamega Kenya G


1976 Nogent-sur-Marne France G

Groundswell International

2009 Washington DC USA F

Group on Earth Observations

GEO 2005 Geneva Switzerland F g