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

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement-Terre Solidaire

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

Comité européen de normalisation

CEN 1961 Brussels Belgium D y

Comité Iberoamericano para el Desarrollo y Aplicación de los Plasticos en Agricultura


Comité Interamericano de Sanidad Avicola

CISA 2004 Buenos Aires Argentina E

Comité International des Plastiques en Agriculture

CIPA 1959 Levallois-Perret France D

Commission des forêts d'Afrique centrale

COMIFAC 2000 Yaoundé Cameroon F g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart TAS Australia E gy

Commission internationale pour organisation scientifique du travail en agriculture

CIOSTA 1950 Calabria Italy F

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g

Commissione Cooperazione Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

CICOPS 1984 Pavia Italy G

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g

Committee of Senior Officials of the Nordic Countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Field of Food Issues

CSO-NB8-Food 1980 E g

Committee of the Trade in Cereals, Oilseeds, Pulses, Olive Oil, Oils and Fats, Animal Feed and Agrosupply of the EU

COCERAL 1958 Brussels Belgium E yt

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CERD 1969 Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

COPUOS 1959 Vienna Austria E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g

Common Fund for Commodities

CFC 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands F fgy

Common Ground Research Networks

1984 Champaign IL USA F

Commons Network

Berlin Germany J

Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

CAPGAN 1984 Gurugram India D

Commonwealth Forestry Association

CFA 1921 Craven Arms UK C

Community and Family Services International

CFSI 1981 G

Community Forestry International

CFI 1999 Lake Tahoe CA USA G

Community Forests International

CFI 2006 Sackville NB Canada G

Community Partners International

CPI 2010 San Francisco CA USA G

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F

Compassion in World Farming

CIWF 1967 Godalming UK F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G

Confédération internationale du crédit agricole

CICA 1932 Zurich Switzerland C y

Confederation of American Associations for the Production of Sustainable Agriculture

CAAPAS Mercedes Uruguay D

Confederation of European Forest Owners

CEPF 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale

CBI 1983 Ankara Türkiye C

Conférence internationale des directeurs et doyens des établissements supérieurs d'expression française des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation

CIDEFA 1990 Antananarivo Madagascar F y

Conference of Gulf States Ministers of Agriculture

Riyadh Saudi Arabia S cg

Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of West and Central Africa

CMA/WCA 1991 Dakar Senegal F g

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Congo Basin Forest Partnership

CBFP 2002 F gy

Congressional Hunger Center

CHC 1993 Washington DC USA G

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D yt

Conseil européen des jeunes agriculteurs

CEJA 1958 Brussels Belgium E

Consejo Latinoamericano de Información Alimentaria

CLIA 1998 Mexico City Mexico G

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

1985 Boston MA USA G f

Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia

NTS-Asia 2007 Singapore Singapore F y

Convention Concerning Accommodation on Board Fishing Vessels

1966 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g