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

Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

AOAD 1970 Khartoum Sudan D g

Arabian Aquaculture Society

Alexandria Egypt D

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F



ASEAN Cocoa Club

ACC 1996 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia F


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Forestry Students Association

AFSA 1993 Bangkok Thailand D

ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry

AWG SF Jakarta Indonesia E g

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and Pacific Seed Association

APSA 1994 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Evangelistic Fellowship

AEF 1960 Duncraig WA Australia N

Asia Food and Nutrition Research Institute

1971 Seoul Korea Rep N j

Asia Forest Network

AFN 1987 Tagbilaran City Philippines G

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources

ANSAB 1992 Kathmandu Nepal F

Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization

AOAPO Karaj Iran Islamic Rep D

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Los Baños Philippines D

Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society

APCNS 1992 Qingdao China D

Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network

APFAN 1989 F

Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network

APNAN 1989 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

APAARI 1990 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions

APAFRI 1995 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D y

Asia-Pacific Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

APFITA 1998 Taipei Taiwan D

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network

APIRAS 2011 Los Baños Philippines F

Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition

ANFN 1988 F g

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy

SAFE Network Padang Indonesia F

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

APFNet Beijing China E gy

Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation

APNNO 2014 Adelaide SA Australia D

Asian Agricultural Remote Sensing Symposium

S c

Asian Aquaculture Network

AAN 2009 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing China D v

Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities

AAACU 1972 Los Baños Philippines D

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Crop Science Association

ACSA 1990 Warwick QLD Australia D

Asian Farmers'Association for Sustainable Rural Development

AFA 2002 Quezon City Philippines F

Asian Farming Systems Association

AFSA 1988 D

Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations

AFDA 1991 D

Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society

AFAS 2007 Hakodate Japan D

Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network

AFSSRN 1983 Serdang Malaysia F

Asian Fisheries Society

AFS 1984 Serdang Malaysia D

Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative

AFACI 2009 Jeonju Korea Rep D g

Asian Food Security Association

AFSA 2010 Dhaka Bangladesh D

Asian Forest Cooperation Organization

AFoCO 2009 Seoul Korea Rep E g

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F