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

Council on Forest Engineering

COFE Morgantown WV USA G

Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research

1987 Parkville VIC Australia G f

CropLife Africa Middle East

CLAME 1980 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E

CropLife Asia

1991 Singapore Singapore D

CropLife Europe

1992 Brussels Belgium D

CropLife International

1967 Brussels Belgium C y

CropLife Latin America

1977 San José Costa Rica D y

Crops For the Future

CFF 2008 Cambridge UK F

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

CNFA 1986 Washington DC USA G

Dames d'Escoffier International, Les

LDEI 1986 Louisville KY USA N

Danish Institute for Human Rights

DIHR 2002 Copenhagen Denmark G j

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

Defence for Children International

DCI 1979 Geneva Switzerland F

Demeter International

1997 Brussels Belgium E


1998 Nienburg Germany G j

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

DSW 1991 Hannover Germany G f

Development Innovations and Networks

1980 Geneva Switzerland F y

Dhaka Ahsania Mission

DAM 1958 Dhaka Bangladesh G

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Doctors Worldwide

DWW 2000 Stockport UK G

Don Bosco Network

DBN 2004 Rome Italy F y

Donau Soja

2012 Vienna Austria D


1980 Almere Netherlands F

Du pain pour chaque enfant

APPCE 2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Dunamenti Állatfajták Génmegőrző Nemzetközi Egyesülete

DAGENE 1989 Budapest Hungary D


2007 F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Innovation Institute

2010 San Francisco CA USA E

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j


2014 Mumbai India F

Earthsave International

1988 New York NY USA G

Earthworm Foundation

1999 Nyon Switzerland F f

East African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

EACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c

East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies

ESAFS 1990 Tokyo Japan D

East Asia Plant Variety Protection Forum

EAPVP Forum 2007 Tokyo Japan F g

East Asia Research Association for Agricultural Heritage Systems

ERAHS 2013 J

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G

Eastern African Farmers Federation

EAFF 2001 Nairobi Kenya D

Eastern and Southern Africa small scale Farmers' Forum

ESAFF 2002 Morogoro Tanzania UR F

Eastern and Southern African Dairy Association

ESADA 2004 Nairobi Kenya D

Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry

ECIAF 1954 Arima Trinidad-Tobago E gjv

Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishing Agreement

1983 T g


Oslo Norway F

Eating Disorders Research Society

EDRS Glenview IL USA D

Eau, agriculture et santé en milieu tropical

EAST 1983 Paris France G

EBM International

1954 Wustermark Germany F

ECLOF International

1946 Geneva Switzerland F f

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Oakton VA USA F

Ecole régionale post-universitaire d'aménagement et de gestion intégrés des forêts et territoires tropicaux

ERAIFT Paris France G