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

School Meals Coalition

2021 J g

SCI Foundation

2002 London UK G f

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

Seafood Importers and Processors Alliance

SIPA 2002 Kontich Belgium D yt

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition

SEAMEO RECFON 1970 Jakarta Indonesia E g

SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health

Manila Philippines E g

Seaweed for Europe


Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E g

Seed Programs International

SPI 1998 Asheville NC USA G


1995 Stockton Springs ME USA G

Self Help Africa

SHA 2008 Dublin Ireland F

Self-Help International

1959 Waverly IA USA G

Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development

AU SAFGRAD 1977 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso E g


1983 Jenkintown PA USA N

Serve the City International

2005 Brussels Belgium F

Service Civil International

SCI 1920 Antwerp Belgium B

Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions

SHARE 1983 Tokyo Japan G

Serviteurs de Marie-Immaculée

1885 Nowe Miasto nad Pilica Poland R

Sewa International

1993 New Delhi India G

Share Our Strength

SOS 1984 Washington DC USA G

Shelter for Life

SFL 1979 Maple Grove MN USA G

Sight and Life

1986 Basel Switzerland F

Social Agriculture Network

SAN 1991 San José Costa Rica F

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutrición

SLAN 1964 Caracas Venezuela D

Société française de nutrition

SFN 1963 Paris France G

Société Francophone Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme

SFNCM 1982 Paris France D

Society for Development Alternatives

1983 Delhi India G

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

SNEB 1967 Indianapolis IN USA D

Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania

SABRAO 1968 Daejeon Korea Rep D

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidarité Mondiale contre la Faim

SMF 1982 Gémeaux France F f

Solidarités agricoles et alimentaires

SOLAGRAL 1980 Montpellier France G

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v

Soroptimist International Africa Federation


SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Boulogne-Billancourt France G f

South and East African Society of Agricultural Engineering

Nairobi Kenya J

South Asian Network for Social and Agricultural Development

SANSAD Delhi India G

South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization

SEAFO 1997 Swakopmund Namibia D g

South Eastern Europe Advisory Service Network

SEASN 2015 Zagreb Croatia F

South Pacific Fisheries Treaty

1987 T g

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

SPRFMO Wellington New Zealand D g

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

South West Waters Advisory Council

SWWAC 2007 Lorient France E

SouthEast and Central European Network of Forest-Based Clusters

SCENet FB Clusters 2008 J

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Southeast Asian Network for Agroforestry Education

SEANAFE 1999 Santa Cruz Philippines F

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy