Who we are and our collaborative plan to end hunger,

achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. 

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub coordinates global campaigning and advocacy to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. 

The Hub brings together NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to share expertise, ideas, and to collaborate on campaigns so that our overall impact as a community of influencers is increased.

With 17 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve by 2030, the Hub offers a new game plan – a way of working that engages the largest group of diverse actors to work together on SDG2 priorities, while focusing on individual specialist areas of work that will ultimately meet the targets.

The Sustainable Development Goals and SDG2: Zero Hunger

Adopted by all countries on September 25th 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector and civil society.

Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. However all goals are interconnected and the key to achieving one will often involve tackling issues that overlap with another.

How the Hub works

The Hub offers strategic guidance on public engagement to the entire community working in and around SDG 2 by providing direction around global campaigns and support for grass roots, country-level initiatives. 

Members can network, access content, advocacy tools and campaign guidance via our online platform.

'Ending hunger, and achieving food security and better nutrition, is one of the most important building blocks of a world in which every child can survive, learn and be safe. The 2030 food and hunger targets can be reached, but only if governments, civil society and the private sector work together to drive proven solutions, and create accountability for results.'

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO at Save the Children International

SDG2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

In order to meet our universal goal, the following individual targets must be achieved:

Prioritise the most vulnerable

2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

Target 1

End Malnutrition

2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

Target 2


2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment

Target 3


2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

Target 4


2.5 By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed.

Target 5


2.a Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries.

LMMS World Vision

Trade Systems

2.b Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round.

Target 7


2.c Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.

Target 8

The SDG 2 Hub: Who we are

The Hub is made up of an existing set of diverse actors working together to achieve SDG 2. From the private sector to NGOs, from nutritionists, chefs, and farmers, all members have something to offer and a role to play in achieving a sustainable food future.


Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO at Save the Children International

As CEO of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt oversees humanitarian and development programmes that reach 55 million children across 120 countries. With an annual budget of over US$2 billion, Save the Children has 25,000 staff members, working in some of the most challenging places in the world.

Previously, Ms. Thorning-Schmidt was Prime Minister of Denmark, where she led a coalition government from 2011 until 2015, successfully steering the country through a difficult period of transition after the global financial crisis.

Having witnessed the devastating effects of hunger first-hand, Ms Thorning-Schmidt is committed to finding a solution and believes we must keep pushing world leaders to keep their commitments and ensure all sectors are part of the discussion to end world hunger.

David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme

In a public service and business career that spans more than four decades, David Beasley has worked across political, religious and ethnic lines to champion economic development, humanitarian assistance, education, and intercultural and interfaith cooperation for the most vulnerable people across the globe.

For the past 10 years, Mr Beasley has worked with influential leaders in more than 100 countries focused on peace-building, reconciliation and economic progress.

Mr Beasley’s time as Governor of South Carolina and his experience working in political and non-political sectors, positions him perfectly to build relationships across sectors, strengthen partnerships and advocate for a world with zero hunger among global influencers.

Ann Cairns, President of International Markets MasterCard

Ann Cairns is president of International Markets for MasterCard, responsible for the management of all markets and customer-related activities outside of North America.

Ms. Cairns brings with her more than 20 years of experience in senior management positions across Europe and the U.S., running global retail and investment banking operations.

MasterCard have an enormous level of influence within the private sector and are well known for their humanitarian work, having recently ranked seventh on the Fortune “Change the World” list, based on a project to help transform humanitarian aid for refugees and other vulnerable populations. They will ensure that the private sector is a key part of achieving SDG2.

The Bridge

The Bridge is a small advisory group responsible for the Hub's strategy and resource allocation. Bridge members are appointed by the SDG2 Co-Chairs and are committed to providing a long-term view of advocacy and campaigning. they will identify important milestones and opportunities to ensure SDG2 targets are on track over the next seven years.

SDG2 Hub Secretariat

PaulDirector Paul Newnham comes to the SDG 2 Advocacy Hub following 15 years at World Vision International where he was responsible for campaigning, advocacy, communications and youth mobilisation.

He lead the way with a new and innovative approach to tackling hunger, which focused on youth and livelihoods in East Africa. This approach sought to bridge the divide between programmes and mobilisation and was subsequently implemented in several countries.

Paul is passionate about bringing new voices to the Global Goals conversations, particularly around zero hunger and in his role as coordinator at the SDG2 Advocacy Hub, he is committed to ensuring that members have the support and resources they need to work collaboratively and achieve SDG2 by 2030.


📧: paul@sdg2advocacyhub.org    Twitter: @paulnewnham

Hub Members

To see who is active in the SDG2 Hub community please register or log in to see the user directory. 

With an open membership base, the Hub provides the SDG2 community with a monthly newsletter, advocacy tools and campaign guidance as well as creates a space in which SDG2 actors can network. Additionally, Hub members can share key dates and upcoming campaigns with the wider Hub community.