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 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 Network for Global Change Research

APN Kobe Japan F g IGOs

Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research

APNHR 2001 Hong Kong Hong Kong F

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g Human Rights Organizations, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Network of Moral Education

APNME 2006 F

Asia-Pacific Network of Transport and Logistics Education and Research


Asia-Pacific Philosophy Education Network for Democracy

APPEND 1995 Quezon City Philippines F

Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All

APPEAL 1986 Bangkok Thailand F g UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development

APEID 1973 Bangkok Thailand E g Human Rights Organizations, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

ARTNeT 2004 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Asia-Pacific Research Institute

APRIM 1992 Sydney Australia G j Institutes

Asia-Pacific Research Institute, Beijing

2002 Beijing China N j Institutes

Asia-Pacific Research Network

APRN 1998 Quezon City Philippines F y International Federations

Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies

APROS 1982 Broadway Australia D v

Asia-Pacific School of Logistics

Incheon Korea Rep G

Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association

APSIPA Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research

APSAAR Yokosuka Japan D

Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

APSCE 2004 Chung Li Taiwan D

Asia-Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology

APSE Fujian China D

Asia-Pacific University - Community Engagement Network

APUCEN 2011 Penang Malaysia F

Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation

APYO 2010 Melbourne Australia G

Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO

ACCU 1971 Tokyo Japan E UNESCO Bodies

Asian Academic Accounting Association

FourA 1998 Sintok Malaysia D

Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training

AASVET Douliou Taiwan J

Asian Academy for Heritage Management

AAHM 2001 Bangkok Thailand E y International Federations

Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry

1990 Singapore Singapore D v

Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders

AACMD 1985 D v

Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

AADV Seremban Malaysia J

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

AAFT Hong Kong Hong Kong G

Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

AAMISS Potts Point Australia E

Asian Academy of Osseointegration

AAO 2004 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry

AAPD Cheonan Korea Rep D v

Asian Academy of Prosthodontics

AAP 1994 Shanghai China D

Asian Aerosol Research Assembly


Asian Affairs Research Council

1964 Tokyo Japan N Institutes