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

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y

Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B t

Trans-African HydroMeteorological Observatory

TAHMO 2014 F

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

Treaty Concerning the Regulation of Salmon Fishery in the Rhine River Basin

1995 T g

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trees for the Future

TFTF 1989 Silver Spring MD USA G

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G


1997 Brussels Belgium G

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v

Tropenbos International

TBI 1988 Ede Netherlands G


1989 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Tropical Agriculture Association

TAA Newton Stewart UK G

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

1973 Turrialba Costa Rica E g

Tropical Forest Alliance

TFA 2012 Cologny Switzerland C

Tropical Forest Foundation

TFF 1990 Alexandria VA USA G f

Tropical Growers' Association

TGA 1907 Bures UK C

Tropical Rainforest Coalition

TRC 1991 Cupertino CA USA N

Tropical Rainforest Foundation

TRF Guatemala Guatemala G f

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva Switzerland E gt

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNGSII Foundation

Vienna Austria J f

Union de Escuelas Familiares Agrarias

UNEFA 1978 Madrid Spain G

Unión de Silvicultores del Sur de Europa

USSE 1989 Zamudio Spain D

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union internationale des agriculteurs français pour le renouveau

UIAFR 1974 G

Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris France A y

Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales

UPOV 1961 Geneva Switzerland F gy

Union Magrébine et Nord Africaine des Agriculteurs

UMNAGRI 1989 Tunis Tunisia J

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of European Foresters

UEF 1958 Uhler Germany D v

Union of Local and Non Local General Service Staff FAO/WFP

1976 Rome Italy E v

Union pour L'Epanouissement des Peuples

UEP Douai France N

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

United Against Hunger

UAH Rome Italy G

United Food and Commercial Workers Union

UFCW 1979 Washington DC USA G

United for Human Rights

UHR 2005 Los Angeles CA USA G

United Mission for Relief & Development

UMR Washington DC USA G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC 1989 T g

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris France B g

United Nations Forum on Forests

UNFF 2000 New York NY USA F g