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

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC 1989 Los Baños Philippines E

Southern African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

SACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c

Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions

SACAU Centurion South Africa D

Southern African Institute of Forestry

SAIF 1968 Menlo Park South Africa G j

Southern African New Crop Research Association

SANCRA 2000 Bloemfontein South Africa G

Southern and Eastern African Association for Farming Systems Research-Extension


Speak Up Africa

Dakar Senegal J

Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa

SEAF 1984 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F fg

Specialised Nutrition Europe

SNE 1959 Brussels Belgium D t

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

SPOON Foundation

2007 Portland OR USA G f


2004 F

Standing Committee on Commonwealth Forestry

1923 Craven Arms UK E g

Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health


Star of Hope International

SoHI 1970 Trehörningsjö Sweden F f

Stiftung für Ökologische Entwicklung

Biovision 1998 Zurich Switzerland G f

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

SIPRI 1966 Solna Sweden E j

Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission

SRFC 1985 Dakar Senegal E g

SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

SUBMARINER Network 2014 Berlin Germany F

Sulabh International Social Service Organization

SISSO 1970 New Delhi India G

SurfAid international

SAI 2000 Alexandria NSW Australia F

Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly

SENECA 1987 Wageningen Netherlands F

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y


1999 Washington DC USA G

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry for International Environmental Rehabilitation

SAFIER Maasmechelen Belgium N

Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Research, Extension and Development in Africa

SACRED-Africa 1996 Nairobi Kenya G

Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

SAI Platform 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Sustainable Agriculture Network

SAN 2010 San José Costa Rica F y

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

2006 Honolulu HI USA E

Sustainable Food Trust

SFT 2011 Bristol UK F

Sustainable Harvest International

1997 Ellsworth ME USA G

Sustainable Mekong Research Network

SUMERNET 2005 Bangkok Thailand F

Sustainable, Innovative and United Agriculture and Food Network

2003 Paris France G

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G

SYFIA International

Montpellier France F

SYLVA-WORLD for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment

1996 Casablanca Morocco G

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

SFSA 2001 Basel Switzerland G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

Terra Madre Foundation

Bra Italy F f

Terres et vie

1982 Nivelles Belgium G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit

ICIEC 1994 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E eg

The James Hutton Institute

2011 Aberdeen UK G j

The Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland B

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

Vienna Austria G

The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH 2008 Utrecht Netherlands F f

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g