Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger

Goal 2 is about creating a world free of hunger by 2030.The global issue of hunger and food insecurity has shown an alarming increase since 2015, a trend exacerbated by a combination of factors including the pandemic, conflict, climate change, and deepening inequalities.

By 2022, approximately 735 million people – or 9.2% of the world’s population – found themselves in a state of chronic hunger – a staggering rise compared to 2019. This data underscores the severity of the situation, revealing a growing crisis.

In addition, an estimated 2.4 billion people faced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2022. This classification signifies their lack of access to sufficient nourishment. This number escalated by an alarming 391 million people compared to 2019.

The persistent surge in hunger and food insecurity, fueled by a complex interplay of factors, demands immediate attention and coordinated global efforts to alleviate this critical humanitarian challenge.

Extreme hunger and malnutrition remains a barrier to sustainable development and creates a trap from which people cannot easily escape. Hunger and malnutrition mean less productive individuals, who are more prone to disease and thus often unable to earn more and improve their livelihoods.

2 billion people in the world do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. In 2022, 148 million children had stunted growth and 45 million children under the age of 5 were affected by wasting.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

1,000 Days

2010 Washington DC USA J y

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Washington DC USA E y

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM 1994 New Rochelle NY USA G

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

Accademia Europea di Scienza della Nutrizione

1961 Milan Italy D

Access Agriculture

2012 Brussels Belgium F


1997 Washington DC USA G


1961 Paris France G

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

Action for Animal Health

A4AH London UK C y

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v

Action pour le développement - SOS Faim

SOS Faim 1964 Brussels Belgium G


1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADRA 1956 Silver Spring MD USA F

Adventist Health Food Association

AHFA 1967 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Afri - Action from Ireland

1975 Dublin Ireland G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Inland Mission International

AIM International 1895 Peachtree City GA USA F

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

ASTF 2013 Accra Ghana F g

African Agency For Integrated Development

AAID 1998 Fort Portal Uganda G

African Agribusiness Incubators Network

AAIN Accra Ghana G

African Agricultural Economics Education Network

AAEEN Nairobi Kenya F

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

AATF 2003 Nairobi Kenya D f

African Association of Agricultural Economists

AAAE 2003 Nairobi Kenya E

African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE 2017 Ann Arbor MI USA D

African Centre for Fertilizer Development

ACFD 1987 Harare Zimbabwe E g

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g

African Conference on the Integrated Family Planning, Nutrition and Parasite Control Project


African Conservation Tillage Network

ACT 1999 Nairobi Kenya F

African Crop Science Society

ACSS 1993 El Minia Egypt D

African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership

AFAP 2003 Johannesburg South Africa E

African Food Network of Food Data Systems

AFROFOODS Calabar Nigeria E

African Forest Forum

AFF Nairobi Kenya F v

African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

AFWC 1959 Accra Ghana E g

African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

AFAAS 2005 Kampala Uganda F

African Graduate Nutrition Students Network

Tamale Ghana F

African Green Foundation International

AGFI 1995 Garki Nigeria J f

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Model Forest Network

AMFN 2009 E

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Nutrition Society

ANS 2008 Accra Ghana E

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G

African Organic Network

AfrONet 2012 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR J

African Plant Nutrition Institute

APNI 2019 Ben Guerir Morocco D