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

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Institute of Tourism

AIT 1976 Quezon City Philippines E j

Asian Law Students' Association

ALSA 2020 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 International

AMSA International 1985 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 G

Asian Network for Culture and Development

ANCAD Maharagama Sri Lanka G

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g

Asian Network for Free Elections

ANFREL 1997 Bangkok Thailand F y

Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

ASIALICS Shanghai China F

Asian Network for Public Opinion Research

ANPOR 2012 Pokfulam Hong Kong F

Asian Network of Research Resource Centers

ANRRC 2009 Ibaraki Japan F

Asian Network of Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning

ANTRIEP 1995 Delhi India F

Asian New Humanities Net

ANHN 2004 D

Asian Nuclear Medicine Board

ANMB Multan Pakistan E

Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

AOARD Tokyo Japan G

Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver

APASL 1978 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Pacific Dental Students Association

APDSA 1968 Phnom Penh Cambodia D

Asian Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations

AFUCA 1974 Tokyo Japan E

Asian Pacific Publishers Association

APPA 1992 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Pacific Society of Prion Research

APSPR 2011 Sendai Japan D

Asian Pacific Theological Seminary

APTS 1964 Baguio Philippines G

Asian Pacific Youth Forum

APYF 1979 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Physics Education Network

ASPEN 1981 Bangkok Thailand F g

Asian Planning Schools Association

APSA 1993 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network

ARRCN 1998 Yasu Japan F

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication

ARC 1999 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Research Centre for Migration

ARCM 1987 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Research Service

ARS 1972 Burnaby BC Canada G

Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center

ARI 1973 Nasushiobara Japan E j

Asian School of Nuclear Medicine

ASNM 2003 Shanghai China E

Asian School of Urology

ASU 2003 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia K

Asian Sleep Research Society

ASRS 1994 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Society for Aging Research


Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

ASCAPAP 1996 Kobe Japan D t

Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine

ASMRM 2003 Busan Korea Rep D v

Asian Society for Pediatric Research

ASPR Fukuoka Japan D

Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research

ASPCR 2004 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Society of Experimental Mechanics

ASEM 1997 J

Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists

ASPA 1999 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Soils and Environment Research Information Center

ASERIC 1997 Bangkok Thailand J p

Asian Studies Association of Australia

ASAA 1976 Perth WA Australia G

Asian Theological Seminary, Metro Manila

ATS 1969 Quezon City Philippines G

Asian University for Women

AUW Chittagong Bangladesh J

Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Risk Management


Asian University Sports Federation

AUSF 1992 Beijing China D

Asian University Thailand

1993 Chonburi Thailand N