During the last two decades, major achievements have been made to combat hunger and poverty. However, in the world today about 795 million remain undernourished. That means one in nine people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Most of them live in Asia – two thirds of the total. Malnutrition is the biggest contributor to child mortality. Worldwide, 3.1 million children die of malnutrition every year. On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force. The United Nations resolved to end all forms of hunger by 2030.

The battle towards achieving zero hunger must be principally fought in rural areas where almost 80% of the world’s hungry and poor live. There is the need for strong political will and the role of Civil Society is essential to advocate and campaign for targeted strategies and to monitor progress, as well as to innovate and promote alternatives solutions. Now is the time to concretize the role of Civil Society Organizations vis-à-vis the States and other development partners and to identify avenues for action towards realizing Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2): End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

In this context, the objective of the conference is: Popularizing the 2030 Agenda, with specific focus on SDG 2 and identifying possible roles of Civil Society and avenues for action.



Dr. Sarba Raj Khadka - Conference Conclusions Download PDF

Outcome Document Download PDF



Matthias Mogge, Welthungerhilfe Programme Director Download PDF

Amitabh Behar, National Foundation for India

Dr. Bimala Rai Paudyal, Former member of National Planning Commission Nepal Download PDF

Ariane Goetz, Institute for Applied Sustainable Sciences Download PDF

Dr. Uma Koirala, Chairperson CSANN Download PDF

Dr. Stefano Prato, Society for International Development Download PDF

Lidy Nacpil, Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development Download PDF


Jan Sahas - Advocacy and Empowerment Work on Inclusion Download PDF

Maleya Foundation - Advocacy for Indigenous People's Food Security to Meet SDG 2 by 2030 Download PDF

Welthungerhilfe Cambodia - How to measure Rights-based Approach Project Download PDF

Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Nepal - Advocacy and Watchdog CSANN Download PDF

Save Cambodia's Wildlife - Ending Hunger through a better CBNRM Download PDF

Welthungerhilfe South America - Successful Advocacy on Public Politics to Combat Chronic Child Malnutrition in Peru Download PDF

Welthungerhilfe Liberia - Advocacy in fragile states - Advocacy possible in Liberia? Download PDF

Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement - Small Farm Entrepreneurship Download PDF

FORWARD Nepal - Empowering Rural Women Download PDF

Rural Reconstruction Nepal - Fight Hunger First Initiative in Nepal; Primary Education, Health and Nutrition Download PDF

Research Development Foundation - Right to Food Download PDF

Peruvian Center for Social Studies - Progress and Problems getting a Food Security Act Download PDF

Welthungerhilfe India - Community Score Cards; Social Accountability Tool to Address Governance Deficit Download PDF

Ekta Parishad - Land Rights Movement in India and the Advocacy with the Government Download PDF

Aasaman Nepal - Food Security and Nutrition Download PDF

Right to Food Campaign - Right to Food Campaign India Download PDF

LI-BIRD - Community Seed Bank Download PDF

Khmer Community Development - Khmer Community Development and the Sustainable Development Goal 2 Download PDF

NMA/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal - Promoting Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture via Empowerment and Networking of Service Providers in Rural Areas Download PDF

Wada Na Todo - Wana Na Todo Abhiyan's Involvement in Advocacy Campaigns especially with regard to the Right to Food in India Download PDF


Grameen Danone - Social Business to improve Nutrition Youtube

WHH South America & Partner - Guide to Facilitators on the Right to Food Youtube

Living Farms - Participatory Learning and Action on Nutrition (Forthcoming)

THe Himalayan Rabbit Farm - Rabbit Production: A solution to Food Insecurity and Poverty Issue Youtube


Conference Photos Flickr Gallery

Global Civil Society Dialogue on SDG 2 concludes The Himalayan Times


Fact Sheet SDGs (English) Download PDF

Fact Sheet SDGs (Deutsch) Download PDF

Brochure Sustainable Development Goals Download PDF