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

Agronomes et vétérinaires sans frontières

AVSF Nogent-sur-Marne France G

Aid and International Development Forum

AIDF London UK J

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All Africa Farmers Network

AaFaNet Accra Ghana F

Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

ACTESA 2008 Lusaka Zambia E gt

Alliance for Food Aid

Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

AFSA 2008 Kampala Uganda D

Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation

ANCSSC 2018 London UK J

Alliance pour la Préservation des Forêts

APF Paris France G

Alliance to End Hunger

2004 Washington DC USA G y

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G

AMAR International Charitable Foundation

AICF 1995 London UK G f

Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research

ACEER 1991 West Chester PA USA G

Amazon International Rainforest Reserve

AIRR 1991 Dallas TX USA N

Amazon Watch

1996 Oakland CA USA G

American Fisheries Society

AFS 1870 Bethesda MD USA G v

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASABE 1907 St Joseph MI USA G


1977 Brussels Belgium D


2007 Seattle WA USA G

Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f

Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems

AnaEE-ERIC 2022 Gif-sur-Yvette France E

Ancient Forest International

AFI 1990 Redway CA USA G

Andean-Patagonian Forestry Research and Advisory Centre

1988 Esquel Argentina G

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g

Ankole Watusi International Registry

AWIR 1983 Spring Hill KS USA N

Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium G

APHELEIA - Humanities International Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

2017 Mação Portugal E

Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

Aquacultural Engineering Society

AES 1993 Riverview FL USA D

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

ASC 2010 Utrecht Netherlands F

Arab Agricultural Engineers Union

AAEU Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development

AAAID 1976 Khartoum Sudan F g

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands

ACSAD 1968 Damascus Syrian AR E g

Arab Council for Childhood and Development

ACCD 1987 Cairo Egypt D y

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation of Fish Producers

AFFP 1976 Tunis Tunisia D gt

Arab Federation of Surveyors

2002 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Fisheries Company

AFC 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E eg

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization

AICTO 2001 Tunis Tunisia E g