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

World Rainforest Movement

WRM 1986 Montevideo Uruguay F

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Runners

WR 1978 Greenbrae CA USA F f

World Shiology Forum

WSF 2017 Beijing China J

World Soy Foundation

WSF 2006 St Louis MO USA G f

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B gt

World Union of St Bernard Clubs

WUSB 1967 Faulensee Switzerland E

World Union of Wholesale Markets

WUWM 1958 The Hague Netherlands E

World Vision International

WVI 1950 London UK B

World Watusi Association

1985 Walnut Springs TX USA N

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF 1971 Sydney NSW Australia F

World's Poultry Science Association

WPSA 1912 Beekbergen Netherlands B y


1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

YOU Stiftung - Bildung für Kinder in Not

YOU Foundation 1992 Düsseldorf Germany G f

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development

YPARD 2005 Rome Italy F t


1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G