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

EIT Food

Heverlee Belgium F

Ekklesia Society

1996 Frisco TX USA F v

Elevages sans frontières

1999 Wasquehal France G

Emergency Nutrition Network

ENN 1996 Oxford UK G

Empowers Africa

New York NY USA G

Energy and Resources Institute

TERI 1974 Delhi India G j

Enraíza Derechos

1985 Madrid Spain G v

Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and Tropical Forest Conservation Act

EAI/TFCA 1992 Washington DC USA G

Entomological Society of Southern Africa

ESSA 1937 Hatfield South Africa F

Entraide et fraternité

1961 Brussels Belgium G

Entrepreneurs du Monde

1998 Lyon France G

Environment and Development Resource Centre

EDRC 1991 Overijse Belgium G v

Episcopal Relief and Development

1940 New York NY USA G f

Equilibres and Populations

Equipop 1993 Paris France G

EU Specialty Food Ingredients

1983 Brussels Belgium E y


1956 Gouda Netherlands D v

Euclid University

EUCLID 2008 Bangui Central African Rep F g

EUniverCities Network

EUniverCities 2012 F

Eurasian Center for Food Security

Moscow Russia G

Euro-Asian Association of Agricultural Engineers

EAAAE 2000 Moscow Russia D

Euro-Mediterranean Information System on Know-how in the Water Sector

EMWIS 1997 Sophia Antipolis France F g


1986 Brussels Belgium F


Association EFW Reims France J c


2003 Brussels Belgium F


1959 Brussels Belgium E t

Europäische Föderation der Rinderrassen des Alpensystems

1992 Gressan Italy D

European Academy of Food Engineering

EAFE Cork Ireland D

European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publications Foundation

EAAEP Foundation Zevenhuizen Netherlands F f

European Agricultural Machinery Association

CEMA 1959 Brussels Belgium D t

EURopean AGricultural Research Initiative

EURAGRI Aalborg Denmark F

European Agroforestry Federation

EURAF 2011 D

European and Mediterranean Cereal Rusts Foundation

EMCRF 1969 Slagelse Denmark F f

European Aquaculture Society

EAS 1976 Ostend Belgium D

European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform

EATiP Liège Belgium F y

European Arboricultural Council

EAC 1993 Bad Honnef Germany D y

European Association for Food Safety

SAFE Consortium 2002 Brussels Belgium D

European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition

EAGEN 1970 Wuppertal Germany D v

European Association for People Management

EAPM 1962 London UK D

European Association for Population Studies

EAPS 1983 The Hague Netherlands D

European Association for Potato Research

EAPR 1956 Leuven Belgium D

European Association for Rural Development Institutions

1965 Brussels Belgium E y

European Association of Agricultural Economists

EAAE 1975 Wageningen Netherlands D v

European Association of Fisheries Economists

EAFE 1989 Sukarrieta Spain E

European Association of Geographers

EUROGEO 1979 Saragossa Spain F

European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals

EUROMINES 1996 Brussels Belgium D yt

European Biostimulants Industry Council

EBIC 2011 Antwerp Belgium D t

European Brewery Convention

EBC 1947 Brussels Belgium D

European Brown Swiss Federation

1964 Paris France E

European Business Aviation Association

EBAA 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

European Carbon and Graphite Association

ECGA 1995 Brussels Belgium D t