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

Asia Pacific Academy of Materials

APAM 1992 Shenyang China E

Asia Pacific Activities Conference

APAC 1995 J

Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies

APAFS 2000 Hagatna Guam D

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Pili Philippines D

Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors

APAME 2008 Manila Philippines D

Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Urologists

APAPU 1998 New Taipei City Taiwan D

Asia Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons

APARS Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Baptist Youth

APBY 1956 Okinawa Japan J

Asia Pacific Business School Librarians' Group

APBSLG Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism


Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network

APIYN 2002 J

Asia Pacific International College

APIC 2004 Sydney NSW Australia N

Asia Pacific International University, Kolkata

APIU Kolkata India N

Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research

ANCER 2011 Singapore Singapore J

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association

APPA 1974 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Research Committee

APRC 2009 Glebe NSW Australia D

Asia Pacific Research Integrity Network

APRI Network C

Asia Pacific Research Intelligence Conference

Asia Pacific Research Intelligence Conference 2014 S c

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

Asia Pacific Student Services Association

APSSA 1988 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Wrist Association

APWA 2015 Shatin Hong Kong D

Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen

ARC 1995 Frederiksberg Denmark N

Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

1990 Murdoch WA Australia G

Asia Research Institute

ARI 2001 Singapore Singapore G j

Asia Society of Researchers

ASR 2000 Wan Chai Hong Kong J

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 Brussels Belgium E

Asia-Europe Museum Network

ASEMUS 2000 Gothenburg Sweden F

Asia-Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity

AOASO 1998 Singapore Singapore D y

Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

AFOMP 2000 D

Asia-Oceania Research Organization in Genital Infection and Neoplasia

AOGIN Parkville VIC Australia D

Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health

APACPH 1984 Perth WA 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

Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions

APAFRI 1995 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D y

Asia-Pacific Association of Methodist-related Educational Institutions

APAMEI 2012 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

ABU 1964 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia C y

Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and and Philanthropy

APCSIP 2001 Hawthorn VIC Australia G

Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding

APCEIU 2000 Seoul Korea Rep G

Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy

APCD 2003 Canberra ACT Australia G

Asia-Pacific Cultural Creative Industry Association

CCIA 2007 G t

Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society

APECSS 2004 Virginia QLD Australia N

Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association

APERA 2001 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Energy Research Centre

APERC 1996 Tokyo Japan G g