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

Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

ANQAHE 2005 Manama Bahrain D

Arab Office for Youth and Environment

AOYE 1978 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Open University

AOU Safat Kuwait G

Arab Press Freedom Watch


Arab Publishers' Association

APA 1995 Giza Egypt D

Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization

ARCO 1975 Riyadh Saudi Arabia E

Arab Region Ecotechnie Network

AREN 2002 Aswan Egypt K

Arab Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives

ARBICA 1972 Alger Gare Algeria K

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

ARDD Amman Jordan G

Arab School of Science and Technology

ASST 1978 Kuwait Kuwait G

Arab Society for Academic Freedom

2008 J

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

Arab Thought Forum

ATF 1981 Amman Jordan F

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

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

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

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Egypt J

Arabic Language International Council

Beirut Lebanon J

Arbeiterwohlfahrt International

AWO International 1998 Berlin Germany G

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerika-Forschung

ADLAF 1965 Hamburg Germany N

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedenspädagogik

AGFP Munich Germany N

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens-und Konfliktforschung

AFK 1968 Hamburg Germany G

ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network

Hong Kong Hong Kong N

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney NSW Australia G f

Archbold Tropical Research Center

1988 Charleston SC USA N

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Architectural Research Centers Consortium

ARCC 1976 Muncie IN USA F

Architectural Research Network

ARENA 2013 London UK F v

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

Archivo General de Centro América

1846 Guatemala Guatemala N

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

AARI 1920 St Petersburg Russia G j

Arctic Marine Ecosystem Research Network

ARCTOS Research Network 2002 Tromsø Norway G

Arctic Vocational Foundation

1991 Övertorneå Sweden F f

ArcticNet Student Association

ASA Québec QC Canada G

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F


1986 Umeå Sweden G

Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France J

Armenian Relief Society

ARS 1910 Watertown MA USA E

Armstrong International Cultural Foundation

1996 Edmond OK USA N f

Arnold Bergstraesser Institut für Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung

ABI 1959 Freiburg Germany G j

Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution

1943 Bad Arolsen Germany F g

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