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

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education


Asian and Pacific Federation of Organizations for Cancer Research and Control

APFOCC 1973 Jakarta Indonesia D

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

APCICT 2006 Incheon Korea Rep E g IGOs

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

Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology

AAICP 2010 D

Asian Association of Open Universities

AAOU 1987 Santa Cruz Philippines D

Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Asia TEFL 2002 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Association of Veterinary Schools

AAVS 2001 Tokyo Japan D y International Federations

Asian Borderlands Research Network


Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research

ABFER Singapore Singapore D

Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development

ACORD 1981 Delhi India E

Asian Centre for Women's Studies

ACWS 1995 Seoul Korea Rep G

Asian Christian Higher Education Institute

2001 Shatin Hong Kong G j Institutes

Asian Church Women's Conference

ACWC 1958 Seoul Korea Rep F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Cinema Studies Society

ACSS 1984 Taipa Macau N

Asian Cinevision

1976 Brooklyn NY USA N

Asian Co-Benefits Partnership

ACP 2009 Hayama Japan F

Asian Collaborative Training Network for Malaria

ACTMalaria 1996 Manila Philippines F

Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology

AsCNP 2008 Tokyo Japan D

Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine

ACPM 1982 E

Asian College of Schizophrenia Research

ACSR 2011 Songkhla Thailand D

Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology

AiCVD 2005 Nishinomiya Japan E

Asian Conference on Safety and Education in Laboratory

ACSEL 2013 S c

Asian Cotton Research and Development Network

Faisalabad Pakistan E

Asian Cultural Council

1980 New York NY USA G

Asian Epilepsy Academy

ASEPA 2002 Perth Australia E

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

AFSUMB 1986 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Film Archive

Singapore Singapore N

Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network

AFSSRN 1983 Serdang Malaysia F

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Forum on Business Education

AFBE 1992 Freemantle Australia F v

Asian Growth Research Institute

AGI 1989 Kitakyushu Japan G

Asian Institute for Distance Education

1983 Makati Philippines N j Institutes

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j Alumni and Veterans, Institutes

Asian Institute of Tourism

AIT 1976 Quezon City Philippines E j Professional Bodies, Institutes

Asian Law Students' Association

ALSA Depok Indonesia D

Asian Local Search and Media Association

ALSMA 1997 D

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre

AMIC 1971 Manila Philippines E

Asian Medical Education Association

AMEA 2001 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Medical Students Association

AMSA 1980 Tengah Indonesia D

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 Singapore Singapore G Institutes

Asian Network for Culture and Development

ANCAD Maharagama Sri Lanka G

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g IGOs

Asian Network for Free Elections

ANFREL 1997 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations