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

Regional Assistance Treaty on Food Emergencies


Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East

1983 Amman Jordan E g

Regional Commission for Fisheries

RECOFI 1999 Cairo Egypt E gy

Regional Conference on Migration

RCM 1996 San José Costa Rica E g

Regional Convention for the Management and Conservation of the Natural Forest Ecosystems and the Development of Forest Plantations

1993 T g

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g

Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica

Guatemala Guatemala E g

Regional Fisheries Committee for the Gulf of Guinea

1984 Libreville Gabon E g

Regional Model Forest Network - Asia

RMFN-Asia 2010 F

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

RUFORUM 2004 Kampala Uganda F

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F


1989 Oslo Norway G f

Relief International

1990 Los Angeles CA USA G

reNature Foundation

2018 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

REEEP 2002 Vienna Austria F

Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition

Research Consortium for SHN London UK J j

Research Data Alliance

RDA 2013 Didcot UK C

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

1973 Brussels Belgium F j

Réseau de prévention des crises alimentaires

RPCA 1985 Paris France F y

Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des forêts

REFACOF 2009 Edéa Cameroon J

Réseau sur les Politiques de Pêche en Afrique de l'Ouest

REPAO 2005 Dakar Senegal F


2019 Kampala Uganda F

RET International

2000 Geneva Switzerland F

Rettet den Regenwald

RdR 1986 Hamburg Germany G

Rhema International

RI 1974 Rochester MI USA N

Right Livelihood Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium

2013 Heidelberg Germany F y

Rights and Resources Initiative

RRI 2005 Washington DC USA F y


1980 Leuven Belgium G

Rise Against Hunger

1998 Raleigh NC USA G

Rodale Institute

RI 1985 Kutztown PA USA G j


1980 Zurich Switzerland F

Rothamsted International

1993 Harpenden UK G

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam convention 1998 Rome Italy T g

Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth

RASC 1957 Norwich UK F

Rural Investment Support for Europe Foundation

RISE Foundation 2006 Brussels Belgium F f

Rural Youth Europe

1957 Helsinki Finland E


1987 Utrecht Netherlands F f

SAARC Agriculture Centre

SAC 1989 Dhaka Bangladesh K g

SAARC Forestry Centre, Bhutan

J gp

Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

SAVE Foundation 1993 St Gallen Switzerland F f

Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention

2001 Geneva Switzerland T g

Sail For Ethics

S4E 1996 Court-Saint-Etienne Belgium G

SALEM International

1957 Stadtsteinach Germany G

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Sasakawa Africa Association

SAA Tokyo Japan F

Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

SUN Movement 2010 Geneva Switzerland F y


2004 Tartu Estonia D

Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics

SSFE 1958 Frederiksberg Denmark D