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

Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

CSAM 2002 Beijing China E g

Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture

CAMBIA Canberra ACT Australia G

Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry

Göttingen Germany G

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

CIRDAP 1979 Dhaka Bangladesh E g

Centre Population et développement

Ceped 1988 Paris France G

Centre régional d'intervention pour la coopération, Reggio Calabria

1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro de Estudios de Demografia Histórica de América Latina

CEDHAL 1985 Sao Paulo Brazil G y

Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Laboral y Agrario

CEDLA 1985 La Paz Bolivia G

Centro de Estudios Rurales y de Agricultura Internacional

CERAI 1994 Valencia Spain G

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Centro di Educazione Sanitaria e Tecnologie Appropriate Sanitarie

CESTAS 1979 Bologna Italy G

Centro Internacional de Información sobre Cultivos de Cobertura

CIDICCO 1990 Tegucigalpa Honduras G

Centro UNESCO del Pais Vasco

UNESCO Etxea 1991 Bilbao Spain G

Cereals and Grains Association

1915 St Paul MN USA C

CGIAR System Organization

CGIAR 1971 Montpellier France E gy

Chemists Without Borders

2004 Sacramento CA USA N

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Childbirth Survival International

CSI Baltimore MD USA G

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G

Children of the Green Earth

1980 N

Children's Hunger Fund

CHF 1992 Mission Hills CA USA N f

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f

Choices International Foundation

2007 Breedenbroek Netherlands F f

Christian Conference of Asia

CCA 1959 Chiang Mai Thailand D

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G

Christian World Service

CWS 1942 Christchurch New Zealand G

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G

Circumpolar Agricultural Association

CAA 1995 D

CIUS - European Sugar Users

1995 Brussels Belgium D yt

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism for Relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security

CSM 2010 Rome Italy E

Clean Cooking Alliance

2010 Washington DC USA E

Clean Trade

London UK F

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Club of Bologna

1988 Rome Italy E

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition of Agricultural Workers International

CAWI 2005 Penang Malaysia C y

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Coalition of Women in Africa for Peace and Development

COWAP Abuja Nigeria D


Mill Valley CA USA J

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CPF 1995 New York NY USA E gy

Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires

CSA 1984 Brussels Belgium G

Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Chile E g

Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur

CPPS 1952 Guayaquil Ecuador D g

Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l'Agricoltura

CEFA 1972 Bologna Italy G