Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Additionally, even the children who are attending schools are lacking basic skills in reading and math. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

'Athenaeum' International Cultural Center

1975 Athens Greece G

21st Century African Youth Movement

AYM 2001 Alexandria VA USA N

Abul Kalam Azad Oriental Research Institute, Hyderabad

1959 Hyderabad India N j Institutes

Academia Europa Nostra

2007 Nowa Karczma Poland G

Academia Europaea

1988 London UK F v

Academia Latinitati Fovendae

ALF 1966 Rome Italy F v

Academic Permanent Forum LAC-EU

2012 Santiago Chile F

Academic Scientific Research Organization

ASRO 2011 Graz Austria E

Académie européenne

1995 Paris France F

Académie internationale de généalogie

AIG 1998 Saint-Cloud France E

Académie internationale de harpe Pierre Jamet

1992 N

Académie internationale des arts et des lettres, Paris

AIAL 1973 Paris France G

Académie internationale des conseillers en assurances

AICA 1984 St-Genesius-Rode Belgium N

Académie internationale des experts en écriture et documents

AIEED Vourles France N

Academy for Future Science

AFFS 1973 Los Gatos CA USA G

Academy of Accounting Historians

AAH 1973 Memphis TN USA C

Academy of Cultural Heritages

ACU 2016 Helsinki Finland C

Academy of Dental Materials

ADM 1940 Lake Oswego OR USA J

Academy of East Asian Studies

AEAS 2000 Seoul Korea Rep G

Academy of Improbable Research

1994 Cambridge MA USA F

Academy of Operative Dentistry - European Section

AODES 1997 Athens Greece E

Academy of the Mediterranean

1998 Naples Italy D

Accademia Europeista del Friuli-Venezia Giulia

1989 Gorizia Italy G

Accademia Internazionale Melitense

Forte Sant'Angelo Malta G

ACL Study Group

Fairview Park OH USA E

Acta Odontologica Scandinavica Society

1939 Aarhus Denmark F f Foundations

Adorers of the Blood of Christ

ASC Sisters 1834 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Adriatic Onomastic Research Centre

Zadar Croatia N

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

1987 Cavite Philippines G j Institutes

Advocates for Youth, Washington DC

1980 Washington DC USA G

Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network

AAKNet 2013 Nairobi Kenya J

Africa Asia Scholars Global Network

AASGON 2010 Maidstone UK J Alumni and Veterans

Africa Centre, London

1964 London UK G

Africa Committee

1973 Basel Switzerland E

Africa Educational Trust

1958 London UK G f Foundations

Africa for Research in Comparative Education Society

AFRICE Yaoundé Cameroon J

Africa Heart Foundation

AHF 2007 London UK N f Foundations

Africa Network Campaign on Education for All

ANCEFA 2001 Dakar Senegal F

Africa University, Mutare

1992 Mutare Zimbabwe G

Africa World Press

1979 Trenton NJ USA N

Africa Youth Trust

AYC Nairobi Kenya G

Africa-America Institute

AAI 1953 New York NY USA G j Institutes

Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies

AEGIS 1991 London UK E y International Federations


2000 Brussels Belgium G

African Academy of Languages

ACALAN 2000 Bamako Mali D

African Academy of Sciences

AAS 1985 Nairobi Kenya F v

African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education

1968 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso D gy International Federations, IGOs

African Association for the Study of Religions

AASR 1992 Leiden Netherlands D

African Association of Physics Students

AAPS 2005 Accra Ghana E

African Book Bank International

ABBI Lagos Nigeria N