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

Presbyterian Hunger Program

PHP 1969 Louisville KY USA G

Primary Food Processors

PFP Brussels Belgium E y

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Pro Regenwald

1988 Munich Germany G


1989 Feldkirchen in Kärnten Austria D

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

Program on Forests

PROFOR 1997 Washington DC USA F

Programa Cooperative de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Agricolo para los Trópicos Suramericanos

PROCITROPICOS 1992 Brasilia Brazil E g

Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur

PROCISUR 1980 Montevideo Uruguay E g

Project Healthy Children

PHC 2000 Cambridge MA USA N


1999 Amsterdam Netherlands E

Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme

PMAF 1994 Metz France G

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Utrecht Netherlands F f

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean

1978 T g

Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production Of, International and Wholesale Trade In, and Use of Opium

1953 T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Mountain Agriculture

1994 T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Mountain Forests

1996 T g

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

1990 T g

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

1990 T g

Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes

1992 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

1982 T g


1970 Washington DC USA F

Pueblito Canada

1975 Toronto ON Canada G

Quaker United Nations Office

QUNO 1926 Geneva Switzerland E

Rädda Barnen - Save the Children Sweden

1919 Stockholm Sweden G

Radiant Earth Foundation

Washington DC USA G f

Rainbow Warriors International

RWI 1995 Oranjestad Aruba E

Rainforest Action Network

RAN 1985 San Francisco CA USA F

Rainforest Alliance

1987 New York NY USA C

Rainforest Concern

1993 Bath UK G

Rainforest Foundation International

RFI 1989 London UK F f

Rainforest Foundation UK

RFUK London UK G f

Rainforest Fund

RFUND 1989 New York NY USA G f

Rainforest Information Centre

RIC Elands NSW Australia G

Rainforest Project Foundation

TRP 1993 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Rainforest Trust

1988 Warrenton VA USA G

Rainwater Harvesting Implementation Network

RAIN 2003 Amsterdam Netherlands G

RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

RECOFTC 1987 Bangkok Thailand E

Red de Bosques Andinos

2011 Quito Ecuador F y

Red de Instituciones Vinculadas a la Capacitación en Economia y Politicas Agricolas en América Latina y el Caribe

REDCAPA 1993 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Red Iberoamericana de Trabajo con las Familias

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F v

Red Interamericana de Laboratorios de Analisis de Alimentos

RILAA 1997 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Red Interamericana de Vivienda Saludable

Red VIVSALUD 1995 Lima Peru F

Red Latinoamericana de Bosques Modelo

RLABM 2002 Turrialba Costa Rica F

Rede Regional da Sociedade Civil para a Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional na CPLP

REDSAN-CPLP Coimbra Portugal F

Redox Medicine Society

RMS 1998 Tokyo Japan G

Refugee Children of the World

1981 Montreuil France G

ReGeneration 2030

Mariehamn Finland F

Regeneration International

2015 Finland MN USA F

Regional Advisory Board in Agriculture