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

Ieder Voor Allen

IVA 1964 Leuven Belgium G


1968 Wokingham UK F

IFLA Europe

1989 Brussels Belgium E f

IFOAM - Organics International

IFOAM 1972 Bonn Germany B

IFOAM Organics Europe

2000 Brussels Belgium E

IHG Owners Association

1956 Atlanta GA USA C e

Independent Order of Foresters

IOF 1874 Toronto ON Canada N


1985 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g


1977 Montevideo Uruguay F g


2003 Windhoek Namibia F g

Inga Foundation

Evington VA USA G f

INMED Partnerships for Children

Sterling VA USA G

Innovatie en Praktijk Centrum Groene Ruimte, Arnhem

IPC Groene Ruimte 1955 Arnhem Netherlands G


IW Brussels Belgium F

Inspire - the European Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Inspire E y

Institut Africain pour le Développement Economique et Social - Centre Africain de Formation

INADES-Formation 1977 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E j

Institut de formation et de recherche démographiques

IFORD 1972 Yaoundé Cameroon E gj

Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

IHEID 2008 Geneva Switzerland G j

Institut du Sahel

INSAH 1976 Bamako Mali E gj

Institut du Travail d’Afrique Centrale

ITAC 2005 Kinshasa Congo DR J

Institut européen d'histoire et des cultures de l'alimentation

IEHCA 2000 Tours France E j

Institute for Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics

1982 Stuttgart Germany N j

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

IATP 1986 Minneapolis MN USA G jt

Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals

IBREAM Utrecht Netherlands D j

Institute for Food and Development Policy

Food First 1975 Pasadena CA USA G j

Institute for Geopolitical Research and Development

INGRED 2011 Antwerp Belgium F f

Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture

IRETA 1980 Apia Samoa E gj

Institute for Sustainable Rural Development Foundation

ISSRI 1989 Bicol Bioregion Philippines G fj

Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia

IDACA 1963 Tokyo Japan N j

Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition

ICAN Paris France G

Institute of Food Technologists

IFT 1939 Chicago IL USA G j

Institute of Forest Biosciences

IFB 2000 Cary NC USA F j

Institute of International Agriculture East Lansing

IIA 1964 East Lansing MI USA N j

Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products Technology

IMFE and FPT 1929 Athens Greece G j

Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama

INCAP 1949 Guatemala Guatemala E gj

Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation

IFTC 1991 Kabale Uganda G j

Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Prague

ITS 1961 Prague Czechia G j

Institution of Agricultural Engineers

IAgrE 1938 Cranfield UK N jv

Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales

ICEFI 2005 Guatemala Guatemala D j

Inter-African Phytosanitary Council

AU-IAPSC 1954 Yaoundé Cameroon E g

Inter-American Board of Agriculture

IABA Turrialba Costa Rica K g

Inter-American Citrus Network

IACNET 1991 Havana Cuba F g

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

IICA 1942 Coronado Costa Rica E gj

Inter-Islamic Network on Biosaline Agriculture

INBA 2002 Dubai United Arab Emirates F g

Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy

INPSSE 2002 F y

Intercoop Europe

ICE 1990 Bern Switzerland D

Intergovernment Institution for the use of Micro-Algae Spirulina against Malnutrition

IIMSAM 2001 New York NY USA E gj

Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD 1996 Djibouti Djibouti F g

Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and on Tropical Fruits

E g

Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit

1959 E g