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

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


1990 Rendsburg Germany F

Art Education for the Blind

AEB 1987 New York NY USA G

Art Moves Africa

AMA Brussels Belgium F f

Art Museum of the Americas, OAS

1976 Washington DC USA K g

Art Restoration for Cultural Heritage Foundation

ARCH Foundation 1991 Salzburg Austria N f

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

Artists Project Earth

APE Banbury UK G

Arts Schools Network

1983 F

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

1977 Unterschleissheim Germany D

ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology

AAET Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

ASEAN Academy of Neurotology Otology and Audiology

AANOA Bangi Malaysia E

ASEAN Book Publishers Association

ABPA 2005 Singapore Singapore E

ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni

ASCOJA 1977 Bangkok Thailand D

ASEAN Council of Teachers

ACT 1978 D

ASEAN Earthquake Information Centre

AEIC 2000 Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Forestry Students Association

AFSA 1993 Bangkok Thailand D

ASEAN Forum on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia S c

ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association

AHPADA Kuching Malaysia E

ASEAN Insurance Training and Research Institute

AITRI 2000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E j

ASEAN Plus Three Cultural Cooperation Network


ASEAN Social Security Association

ASSA 1998 D

ASEAN Tourism Research Association

ATRA 2013 Subang Jaya Malaysia D

ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education

ATCPDE 1979 Quezon City Philippines E g

ASEAN University Network

AUN 1995 Bangkok Thailand F g

ASEAN University Sports Council

AUSC Putrajaya Malaysia E

ASEAN Young Professionals Volunteers Corps

AYPVC 2013 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam J t

ASEAN-AVRDC Regional Network on Vegetable Research and Development

AARNET 1999 Tainan Taiwan E g

ASEAN-European Academic University Network

ASEA UNINET 1994 Vienna Austria F

Asha for Education

1991 New York NY USA N


1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia Academy of Management

AAM 1997 Shatin Hong Kong D

Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs

APAY 1949 Kowloon Hong Kong E

Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw

1973 Warsaw Poland N

Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary

ABGTS 1959 Baguio Philippines F

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy


Asia Centre for Theological Studies and Mission

ACTS 1974 Yangp'yong Korea Rep G

Asia Centre of the Commonwealth Youth Programme

CYP Asia Centre 1975 Chandigarh India K g

Asia Evangelistic Fellowship

AEF 1960 Duncraig WA Australia N

Asia Federation of the International College of Surgeons

Chicago IL USA K

Asia Food and Nutrition Research Institute

1971 Seoul Korea Rep N j

Asia Graduate School of Theology - Malaysia/Singapore/Thailand

AGST-MST 2004 Singapore Singapore G

Asia Institute, Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles CA USA N j

Asia Islet Biology and Incretin Research Association

AIBIS Seoul Korea Rep D c

Asia Japan Women's Resource Centre

AJWRC 1994 Tokyo Japan G

Asia Network Beyond Design


Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization

AOAPO Karaj Iran Islamic Rep D