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

Asia Pacific Activities Conference

APAC 1995 F

Asia Pacific Aerospace Quality Group

APAQG Tokyo Japan E

Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies

APAFS 2000 Hagåtña Guam D

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Pili Philippines D

Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors

APAME 2007 Manila Philippines D

Asia Pacific Business School Librarians's Group

APBSLG Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Education Office

APEO Springfield MO USA K

Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism

APF S c Conference Series

Asia Pacific Human Rights Information Center

HURIGHTS Osaka 1994 Osaka Japan G Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network

APIYN 2002 J

Asia Pacific International College

APIC 2004 Sydney Australia N

Asia Pacific International University, Kolkata

APIU Kolkata India N

Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research


Asia Pacific Quality Organization

APQO 1981 Pasig City Philippines D v

Asia Pacific Research Committee

APRC 2009 Glebe Australia D

Asia Pacific Research Integrity Network

APRI Network 2013 C

Asia Pacific Society for Healthcare Quality

APSHQ Pokfulam Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research

APSMR Mongkok Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Society for the Study of the Aging Male

APSSAM 2001 Subang Jaya Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Socio-Economic Research Institute

APSERI 1995 Delhi India G j Institutes

Asia Pacific Student Services Association

APSSA 1988 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen

ARC 1995 Frederiksberg Denmark N

Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

1990 Murdoch Australia G

Asia Research Institute

ARI 2001 Singapore Singapore N j Institutes

Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education

ASPBAE 1964 Quezon City Philippines D

Asia Theological Association

ATA 1970 Quezon City Philippines D

Asia University

1941 Tokyo Japan G

Asia-Europe Foundation University Alumni Network

ASEFUAN 2002 E Alumni and Veterans

Asia-Europe Meeting

ASEM 1994 Singapore Singapore F gc Conference Series, IGOs

Asia-Europe Museum Network

ASEMUS 2000 Gothenburg Sweden F

Asia-Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity

AOASO 1998 Singapore Singapore D y International Federations

Asia-Oceania Research Organization in Genital Infection and Neoplasia

AOGIN Parkville Australia D

Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health

APACPH 1984 Perth Australia D

Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

APAO 1957 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning


Asia-Pacific Association for International Education

APAIE 2004 D

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

APAARI 1990 Bangkok Thailand D gy International Federations, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions

APAFRI 1995 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D y International Federations

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

ABU 1964 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia C y International Federations

Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and and Philanthropy

APCSIP 2001 Hawthorn Australia G

Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding

APCEIU 2000 Seoul Korea Rep G

Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy

APCD 2003 Canberra Australia G

Asia-Pacific Cultural Creative Industry Association

CCIA 2007 G

Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society

APECSS 2004 Virginia Australia N

Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association

APERA 2001 Kaohsiung Taiwan D

Asia-Pacific Energy Research Centre

APERC 1996 Tokyo Japan G g IGOs

Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association

APEA 2012 D

Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists

APFEJ 1988 Beijing China F

Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum

APLMF 1994 Beijing China F g IGOs

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN Kobe Japan F g IGOs