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 Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research

ESNA 1969 Brno Czechia D

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

ESPGHAN 1968 Geneva Switzerland D

European Society for Population Economics

ESPE 1986 D v

European Society of Agricultural Engineers

EurAgEng 1984 Brussels Belgium D

European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

ESVCN 1991 Sassari Italy D

European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance

ESSNA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

European Spiritan Centre for Cooperation and Development

CSECD-Kibanda 2001 Brussels Belgium E

European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR 2006 Brussels Belgium D g

European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing

EU-SAGE 2020 Zwijnaarde Belgium J

European Transport Workers' Federation

ETF 1958 Brussels Belgium E

European Tropical Forest Research Network

ETFRN 1991 Wageningen Netherlands F y

European Vegetable Protein Association

EUVEPRO 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

European Zoo Nutrition Centre

EZNC 2002 Hillegom Netherlands E

EuroTech Universities Alliance

2011 Brussels Belgium D

EverGreen Agriculture Partnership

2012 Nairobi Kenya F y

fair-fish international

2010 Zurich Switzerland G

Fairfood International

2002 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Fairtrade International

FLO 1997 Bonn Germany D yt

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

FEAST 2008 Warrenton VA USA F

Familles du Monde

FaMiDo 2003 Waterloo Belgium G

Family Africa

TFA 2004 Johannesburg South Africa G

Famine Early Warning System Network

FEWS NET 1985 Washington DC USA G g

FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region

1971 Rome Italy E g

FAO GLOBEFISH

Rome Italy F g

FAO Investment Centre

1964 Rome Italy E g

FAO Regional Office for Africa

FAO/RAF Accra Ghana E g

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

RAP 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO/REU 1947 Budapest Hungary E gy

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO/RLC 1955 Santiago Chile E g

FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

1947 Cairo Egypt E g

FAO-CIHEAM Network on Nuts

1990 E

FAO-CIHEAM Network on Pastures and Forage Crops

1978 Alcázar de San Juan Spain E

FAO-CIHEAM Network on Sheep and Goats

1979 Tunis Tunisia E

FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus

CACTUSNET 1993 Santiago Chile E g

FAO/WHO International Food Safety Authorities Network

INFOSAN 2004 Geneva Switzerland F g

Farm Concern International

FCI Nairobi Kenya F

Farm Europe

Brussels Belgium F

Farm Radio International

1979 Ottawa ON Canada F

Farming First

J y

Farms International

FI 1961 Knife River MN USA G

Federación Centroamericana del Sector Lacteo

FECALAC 1996 San José Costa Rica D

Federación de Avicultores de Centroamérica y el Caribe

FEDAVICAC San José Costa Rica D

Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales

FLACMA 1981 Mexico City Mexico D

Federación Panamericana de Lecheria

FEPALE 1991 Montevideo Uruguay D

Fédération internationale de SAMBO

FIAS 1984 Lausanne Switzerland C

Fédération Internationale des Jardins Familiaux

1926 Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Fédération Internationale Sport pour Tous

FISpT 1982 Manama Bahrain B

Federation of African Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Professions

ACCIP 2005 Cairo Egypt D t

Federation of African Medical Students' Associations

FAMSA 1968 Ibadan Nigeria D

Federation of African Nutrition Societies

FANUS Nsukka Nigeria D

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