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

A Soul for Europe

Brussels Belgium E

AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

1916 Tampa FL USA G y International Federations

Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability

Aalborg Centre Ålborg Denmark G

ABANTU for Development

1991 Accra Ghana E

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 Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social

AIADTSS 1972 E v

Academia Latinitati Fovendae

ALF 1966 Rome Italy F v

Academia Latinoamericana de Médicos Intervencionistas en Dolor

ALMID 2012 La Paz Bolivia D

Academic Associates Peace Works

AAPW 1988 Abuja Nigeria G

Academic Business Library Directors

ABLD Ithaca NY USA G v

Academic Cooperation Association

ACA 1993 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Coventry UK E y United Nations Bodies, International Federations

Academic Network EUropean and Global ENgineering Education

EUGENE F

Academic Permanent Forum LAC-EU

2012 Santiago Chile F

Academic Scientific Research Organization

ASRO 2011 Graz Austria E

Academic Travel Abroad

ATA 1948 Washington DC USA N

Académie des sciences d'outre-mer

1922 Paris France G

Académie européenne

1995 Paris France F

Académie européenne, Paris

1984 Paris France G

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 for International Health Studies

1993 Glastonbury CT USA G

Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology

World AMN 2003 Cluj-Napoca Romania F

Academy for Peace Research

1982 G

Academy for Regional Research and Planning

1946 Hannover Germany G

Academy of Accounting Historians

AAH 1973 Memphis TN USA C

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM 1994 New Rochelle NY USA G

Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Academy of Creativity

Wangen im Allgäu Germany J

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

ACJS 1963 Greenbelt MD USA G

Academy of Cultural Heritages

ACU 2016 Helsinki Finland C

Academy of Dental Materials

ADM 1940 Lake Oswego OR USA J

Academy of Dentistry International

ADI 1974 Hicksville OH USA G v

Academy of East Asian Studies

AEAS 2000 Seoul Korea Rep G

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

Academy of European Law, Florence

1990 Florence Italy K Human Rights Organizations

Academy of European Private Lawyers

1992 Milan Italy D v

Academy of European Public Law

1994 Athens Greece E

Academy of Human Resource Development

AHRD St Paul MN USA E

Academy of Improbable Research

1994 Cambridge MA USA F

Academy of International Business

AIB 1959 East Lansing MI USA F v

Academy of Operative Dentistry - European Section

AODES 1997 Athens Greece E

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