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 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

Asian Urban Information Center of Kobe

AUICK 1989 Kobe Japan G

Asian Urban Research Association

AURA 1986 Shippensburg PA USA E

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

AVPN 2011 Singapore Singapore F y

Asian Women's Conference

S c

Asian Women's Resource Centre for Culture and Theology

AWRC 1987 Chennai India E

Asian Women's Welfare Association

AWWA 1970 Singapore Singapore N

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Hyderabad India E

Asian Youth Council

AYC 1972 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian Youth Forum

AYF 1999 Tottori Japan F

Asian Youth Orchestra

AYO 1987 Hong Kong Hong Kong F v

Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum

Delhi India G

Asian-Pacific Chemical Education Network


Asian-Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy

APLFD 1954 F

Asian-Pacific Network Information Centre

APNIC Brisbane QLD Australia G

Asian-Pacific Postal College

APPC 1970 Bangkok Thailand F g

Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming

IFFC 1978 Wuxi China E