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

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Population Conference

S c

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f

African Rainforest Conservancy

ARC 1991 New York NY USA G

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

ARIPO 1976 Harare Zimbabwe D g

African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

AFRACA 1977 Nairobi Kenya D

African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment

AWLAE 1990 Nairobi Kenya G

African-Asian Rural Development Organization

AARDO 1962 Delhi India C g

Afrique verte

Montreuil France G y

AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

1948 Rome Italy E g

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 Geneva Switzerland F f

Agapornis Breeders and Exhibitors - International

ABE International N

AgBioWorld Foundation

2000 Tuskegee AL USA N f

Agile International

Boulder CO USA G

AGRECOL Afrique: Networking and Information Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

2001 Thiès Senegal G


2001 Cochabamba Bolivia G f

Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Marine Fishing

1962 T g

Agreement Concerning Population Registration

1968 T g

Agreement Concluded between the Governments of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the OAS General Secretariat Relative to an Extension for the Technical Cooperation for Execution of the Integral Development Plan for the Border Region Shared by the Three Countries

Trifinio plan 1994 T g

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on Reciprocal Access to Fishing in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

1966 T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS 1991 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Telecommunications Project on the Topic: Aerials with Reduced First Side-lobes and Maximum G/T Yield

1971 T g

Agreement Regarding the Regulation of Plaice and Flounder Fishing in the Baltic Sea

1929 T g

Agreement Relating to the International Convention for Regulating the Police of the North Sea Fisheries

1955 T g

Agreement to Promote Compliance with the International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

1993 Rome Italy T g

Agri-Energy Roundtable

AER 1980 Washington DC USA G

Agri-Food Chain Coalition



Gembloux Belgium N

Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products


Agricenter International

1983 Memphis TN USA N


2003 Brussels Belgium C

Agriculteurs français et développement international

AFDI 1975 Paris France G

Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific

AFMA 1983 Bangkok Thailand D g

Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East

ALAWUC Cairo Egypt E gy

Agricultural and Rural Convention

ARC2020 Paris France F

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference Foundation

ABIC Foundation 1998 Saskatoon SK Canada F f

Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa

AEASA 1961 Pretoria South Africa N

Agricultural Libraries Network

AGLINET 1971 Rome Italy F

Agricultural Market Development Trust

AGMARK 2004 Nairobi Kenya F

Agricultural Market Information System

AMIS Rome Italy E g

Agricultural Missions

1930 New York NY USA G

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy

ANH Academy 2015 London UK G v

AgriCultures Network

Dakar Senegal F


2009 Cork Ireland F y


1997 Arnhem Netherlands G f


ABM 1990 Athens Greece E


2008 Brussels Belgium C yt

AgroCare Latinoamérica

D t

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f