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

Welthungerhilfe

1962 Bonn Germany G

West Africa Society of Agricultural Engineering

WASAE 2001 J

West African Association for the Development of Artisanal Fisheries

WADAF 1992 Dakar Senegal D

West African Association of Food Science and Technology

WAAFoST 2008 Guelph ON Canada D

West African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

WACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c

West African Network of Farmers' Organizations and Agricultural Producers

2000 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F

West African Women's Association

WAWA 1984 Dakar Senegal E

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development

WECARD 1987 Dakar Senegal F

West India Committee

WIC 1735 London UK F v

West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station

CBS 1962 St George Barbados E

West Indies Sugarcane Breeding and Evaluation Network

WISBEN St George Barbados K

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

WCPFC Kolonia Micronesia FS E gy

Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission

WECAFC 1973 Bridgetown Barbados E g

Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

Honolulu HI USA G g

Wetlands International

1995 Wageningen Netherlands B

Wheat Protein Association

1979 Brussels Belgium G

WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities

GNAFCC 2010 Geneva Switzerland F y

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

EMRO 1948 Cairo Egypt E g

Whole Grain Initiative

WGI 2017 Vienna Austria E y

Windward Islands Farmers' Association

WINFA 1987 Kingstown St Vincent-Grenadines F

WMO Applications of Meteorology Programme

AMP Geneva Switzerland K g

Women First International Fund

1969 New York NY USA F f

Women in Law and Development in Africa-Afrique de l'Ouest

WiLDAF-AO 1990 F

Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

WOCAN Washington DC USA G

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 Denman Is BC Canada G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f

Working Committee of the Malting Industry of the EU

1959 Brussels Belgium E t

Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests

Montreal Process 1994 Tokyo Japan E

Working Group on Prolamin Analysis and Toxicity

WGPAT 1985 Esslingen Germany D

Working Group on Rainforests and Biodiversity

1987 Bielefeld Germany G v

World Agricultural Forum

WAF 1997 St Louis MO USA G

World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

WABA 1991 Penang Malaysia B y

World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights

WANAHR 1992 F

World Animal Protection

1981 London UK B

World Aquaculture Society

WAS 1970 Sorrento LA USA C

World Assemblies of God Fellowship

WAGF 1988 Springfield MO USA F

World Association for Animal Production

WAAP 1965 Rome Italy C y

World Association for Buiatrics

WAB 1962 Ozzano dell'Emilia Italy C y

World Association for Sustainable Development

WASD 2003 London UK C

World Association of Beet and Cane Growers

WABCG 1984 Paris France E

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 Nanjing China B yt

World Association of Veterinary Food Hygienists

WAVFH 1955 Berlin Germany C

World Bamboo Organization

WBO 1992 Plymouth MA USA C

World Bank - WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use

WB - WWF Forest Alliance 1998 Washington DC USA E

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Brahman Federation

WBF 1981 Houston TX USA C

World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses

WBFSH 1994 Mårslet Denmark C

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

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