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 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 J

Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists

APFEJ 1988 Beijing China F

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


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 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 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

Asian Academy of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders

AAOT 1985 D v

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

Asian African Association for Plasma Training

AAAPT 1988 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope NSW Australia G

Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education


Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development

APCICT 2006 Incheon Korea Rep E g

Asian Association for Algorithms and Computation

AAAC 2007 D

Asian Association for Biology Education

AABE 1966 Manila Philippines D

Asian Association for Radiation Research

AARR 2005 Mumbai India D

Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes

AASD 2009 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities

AAACU 1972 Los Baños Philippines D

Asian Association of Independent Research Providers

Asia IRP Singapore Singapore G