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 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 Center for Theological Studies and Mission

ACTS 1974 Yangp'yong G

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy


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 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

Asia Pacific Academy of Implant Dentistry

APAiD New Taipei City Taiwan D

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


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 Network Operators Group

APNOG Milton QLD F c

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 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