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 Concerning Sickness Insurance for Agricultural Workers

1927 Geneva GE 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 GE Switzerland T g

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

1921 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Medical Examination of Fishermen

1959 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment as Fishermen

1959 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

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

1957 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Rights of Association and Combination of Agricultural Workers

1921 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Workmen's Compensation in Agriculture

1921 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Convention for the Establishment of Stations for Agricultural Experiments and Animal Industries

1923 T g

Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific

1989 T g

Convention for the Protection of Agriculture

1913 T g

Convention for the Protection of Birds Useful to Agriculture

1902 T g

Convention for the Protection of Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Trade Marks and Commercial Names

1923 T g

Convention for the Regulation of the Meshes of Fishing Nets and the Size Limits of Fish

1946 T g

Convention Internationale pour la Réglementation des Pêches en Mer du Nord

1882 T g

Convention on Assistance in the Case of Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency

1986 T gy

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

1986 T gy

Convention on fisheries and the conservation of living marine resources in the Black Sea

1993 J gp

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 RM Italy T g

Convoy of Hope

1994 Springfield MO USA G

Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI 1962 Milan MI Italy G

Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Sindicatos Bananeros en Agroindustriales

COLSIBA 1993 La Lima Cortés Honduras D

Coordinating Committee of the Organization for Voluntary Service

1972 Milan MI Italy G

COPA - european farmers

COPA 1958 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 Singapore D

CropLife International

1967 Brussels Belgium C y

CropLife Latin America

1977 San José San José San José Costa Rica D y

Crops For the Future

CFF 2008 Semenyih Selangor Malaysia F

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G

Dames d'Escoffier International, Les

LDEI 1986 Louisville KY USA N

Danish Institute for Human Rights

DIHR 2002 Copenhagen Denmark G j

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga 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

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