The Global Goals and SDG2

Adopted by all UN Member States in September 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.

The 17 goals and 169 targets are interconnected with progress in one area moving the needle for another. Creating a global plan of action, the Global Goals will act as a catalyst to drive progress for people, planet and prosperity while leaving no one behind.

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


17 goals snapshot


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

In order to meet Goal 2, the following individual targets must be achieved:

Target 2.1

Universal access to safe and nutritious food

Target 2.2

End all forms of malnutrition


Target 2.3

Double the productivity and income of small-scale food producers

Target 2.4

Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices

Target 2.5

Maintain the genetic diversity in food production

Target 2.A

Invest in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology and gene banks

Target 2.B

Prevent agricultural trade restrictions, market distortions and export subsidies

Target 2.C

Ensure stable food commodity markets and timely access to information

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub commits to the principles listed below as a guide to making the most significant progress towards SDG2. All efforts should promote, embody or enable the following:


  • Equity, inclusivity and gender-transformative
  • Human rights
  • Locally-led/community-led development
  • People, planet and prosperity
    • Identify opportunities and mitigate trade offs across climate, nature, nutrition, food security, agriculture, and smallholder farmers
  • Strengthening connection between humanitarian and development objectives and efforts in order to immediate crisis and underlying/structural issues
  • Systems approach
  • Cross stakeholder collaboration and coordination

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