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

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 Centre for Research into Techniques for Informing the Population in Emergency Situations

1988 Madrid Spain G g

European Centre on Training and Formation of Local and Regional Authorities and Population in the Field of Natural and Technological Disasters

ECMHT 1995 Baku Azerbaijan G g

European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign


European Club of Paediatric Dieticians

1996 Loisy France F

European Cold Storage and Logistics Association

ECSLA 1997 Brussels Belgium D t

European College for Veterinary Public Health

ECVPH 1999 Merelbeke Belgium E

European College of Animal Reproduction

ECAR 1999 Munich Germany E v

European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

ECVCN 1998 D

European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

EUFMD 1954 Rome Italy E g

European Commission on Agriculture

ECA 1949 Budapest Hungary E g

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

CENELEC 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China

ECARDC Delft Netherlands E

European Conservation Agriculture Federation

ECAF 1999 Brussels Belgium D

European Consortium for Organic Animal Breeding

Eco-AB 2006 Frick Switzerland F

European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding

ECO-PB 2001 Frick Switzerland F

European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes

1976 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the Social Protection of Farmers

1974 Strasbourg France T g

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST 1971 Brussels Belgium E g

European Cooperative for Rural Development

EUCORD Brussels Belgium F

European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

ECPGR 1980 Rome Italy E g

European Coordination Via Campesina

ECVC 1986 Brussels Belgium F y

European Council on Eating Disorders

ECED 1989 London UK D

European Crop Care Association

ECCA 1993 Borchtlombeek Belgium D t

European Dairy Farmers

1990 Rendsburg Germany D

European Federation for Agricultural Recycling

EFAR 2006 Paris France J

European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

EFITA 1996 D

European Federation of Agricultural Exhibitions and Show Organizers

EURASCO 1967 Brussels Belgium F

European Federation of Branches of the World's Poultry Science Association

EFWPSA 1960 Ås Norway E

European Federation of City Farms

EFCF 1990 Lennik Belgium F

European Federation of Food Science and Technology

EFFoST 1984 Wageningen Netherlands E

European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions

EFFAT 2001 Brussels Belgium F t

European Federation of Local Forest Communities

1990 Mainz Germany D

European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians

EFAD 1978 Naarden Netherlands D

European Federation of the Trade in Dried Fruit, Edible Nuts, Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Processed Fishery Products, Spices, Honey and Similar Foodstuffs

FRUCOM 1960 Brussels Belgium D t

European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders' Associations

EFTBA 1994 Boulogne France D

European Feed and Food Ingredients Safety Certification

EFISC-GTP Brussels Belgium E y

European Fisheries Alliance

EUFA Brussels Belgium E t

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organization

EFARO 1989 Ijmuiden Netherlands D

European Fisheries Control Agency

EFCA 2005 Vigo Spain E g

European Fishing Tackle & Trade Association

EFTTA 1981 Brussels Belgium D vt

European Fismeal and Fish Oil Producers

European Fishmeal 1963 Copenhagen Denmark E t

European Food & Fermentation Cultures Association

1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Banks Federation

FEBA 1986 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Emulsifier Manufacturers' Association

EFEMA 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Information Council

EUFIC 1995 Brussels Belgium D