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

Arab Society for Academic Freedoms

ASAF 2008 Amman Jordan D

Arab States Research and Education Network

ASREN Amman Jordan F

Arab Student Aid International

ASAI 1977 Dublin OH USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Arab Study and Research Centre

1973 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium G

Arab Thought Forum

ATF 1981 Amman Jordan F International Federations

Arab Water Network for Capacity Building

Awarenet Beirut Lebanon F

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab Women Organization

AW0 Cairo Egypt D g IGOs

Arab World Institute

1980 Paris France E gj IGOs, Institutes

Arab Youth Movement

AYM Nazareth Israel K

Arab-US Association for Communication Educators

AUSACE 1995 Charlotte NC USA D

Arabian Gulf University

AGU 1981 Manama Bahrain F g IGOs

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Egypt D

Arabic Language International Council

Beirut Lebanon J

Ararat International Academy of Sciences

1966 Paris France E

Arbeiterwohlfahrt International

AWO International 1998 Berlin Germany G Trade and Labour Unions

ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network

Hong Kong Hong Kong N

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney Australia G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Archbold Tropical Research Center

1988 Charleston SC USA N Institutes

Architectural Research Centers Consortium

ARCC 1976 Muncie IN USA F

Archiv der Zukunft - Netzwerk

2007 Hamburg Germany F

Archive of Maori and Pacific Music

1970 Auckland New Zealand G

Archives nationales d'Outre mer

ANOM 1966 Aix-en-Provence France G

Archivists without Borders International

AwB International 1986 F Human Rights Organizations

Archivo General de Centro América

1846 Guatemala Guatemala N

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

AARI 1920 St Petersburg Russia G j Institutes

Arctic Marine Ecosystem Research Network

ARCTOS Research Network 2002 Tromsø Norway G

Arctic Vocational Foundation

1991 Øvertorneå Sweden F f Foundations

ArcticNet Student Association

ASA Québec QC Canada G

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F Human Rights Organizations


1986 Umeå Sweden G

Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France E

Armenian Relief Society

ARS 1910 Watertown MA USA E Humanitarian Organizations

Armstrong International Cultural Foundation

1996 Edmond OK USA N f Foundations

Arnold Bergstraesser Institute for Social-Cultural Research

1959 Freiburg Germany G j Institutes

Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution

1943 Bad Arolsen Germany F g IGOs

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g IGOs, Treaties


1990 Rendsburg Germany F

Art Education - New Technologies in Europe

1996 Paris France F

Art Education for the Blind

AEB 1987 New York NY USA G

Art Moves Africa

AMA Brussels Belgium F f Funds

Art Museum of the Americas, OAS

1976 Washington DC USA K g IGOs

Art Restoration for Cultural Heritage Foundation

ARCH Foundation 1991 Salzburg Austria N f Foundations

ARTDO International

1974 Manila Philippines D

Arthur Rackham Society

1984 Torrance CA USA N v

Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute

AGIRI 2001 Washington DC USA N j Institutes

Artists Project Earth

APE Banbury UK G 1600005143

Arts Schools Network

1983 Key West FL USA F

ASARECA Animal Agriculture Research Network

A-AARNET 1997 Nairobi Kenya K

ASCAT - International Association of Stamp Catalogue, Stamp Album and Philatelic Magazine Publishers

1977 Unterschleissheim Germany D