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-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

AFOMP 2000 Dhaka 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

APACALL C

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

Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association

APEA 2012 D

Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists

APFEJ 1988 Beijing China F

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

AIBD 1977 Kuala Lumpur F gjy

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

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy

SAFE Network Padang Indonesia F

Asia-Pacific Network of Moral Education

APNME 2006 Jakarta Indonesia F

Asia-Pacific Network of Transport and Logistics Education and Research

ANTLER 2003 J

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

Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development

APEID 1973 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Quality Network

APQN 2003 Shanghai China D y

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

ARTNeT 2004 Bangkok Thailand F y

Asia-Pacific Research Institute

APRIM 1992 Sydney NSW Australia G j

Asia-Pacific Research Institute, Beijing

2002 Beijing China N j

Asia-Pacific Research Network

APRN 1998 Quezon City Philippines F y

Asia-Pacific School of Logistics

Incheon Korea Rep G

Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association

APSIPA 2009 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 Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection

APSCMI 1986 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition

APSWC 2006 Singapore D

Asia-Pacific University - Community Engagement Network

APUCEN 2011 Penang Malaysia F

Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation

APYO 2010 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO

ACCU 1971 Tokyo Japan E

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

Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry

1990 Seoul Korea Rep D v

Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

AADV Seremban Malaysia J

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

AAFT Hong Kong Hong Kong J

Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

AAMISS Potts Point NSW Australia E

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