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 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

Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women

ARROW 1993 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asiatic Society of Japan

ASJ 1872 Tokyo Japan G

ASKO Europa-Stiftung

AES 1990 Saarbrücken Germany G f

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso

ALED 1995 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Odontopediatria

ALOP 1993 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Americana de Juristas

AAJ 1975 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Asociación Boliviana para la Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino-Amazónicos

ACEAA 2004 La Paz Bolivia G

Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española

ASALE 1951 Madrid Spain D y

Asociación de Colegios de Defensa Iberoamericanos


Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe

EULAC 1987 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación de Educación e Investigación en Ciencia de la Información de Iberoamérica y el Caribe

EDICIC Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación de Educadores de Latinoamérica y del Caribe

AELAC 1990 J

Asociación de Facultades de Arquitectura del Sur del MERCOSUR


Asociación de Facultades, Escuelas e Institutos de Derecho de América Latina

AFEIDAL Mexico City Mexico D

Asociación de Filosofia y Liberación

AFYL 1982 Coyoacan Mexico G

Asociación de Investigación y Especialización sobre Temas Iberoamericanos

AIETI 1981 Madrid Spain G

Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores en Hispanismo

Asociación BETA 2009 Bellaterra Spain E v

Asociación de Jóvenes Nucleares Latinoamericanos

AJNL Buenos Aires Argentina J

Asociación de Televisión Educativa Iberoamericana

ATEI 1992 Valencia Spain F

Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración

AUALCPI 1993 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación de Universidades Privadas de Centroamérica y Panama

AUPRICA 1990 San Miguel El Salvador D y

Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AEDIDH 2004 Luarca Spain G

Asociación Europea de Mayistas

WAYEB Paris France E

Asociación Europea de Profesores de Español

AEPE 1967 D v

Asociación Ibérica de Estudios de Traducción e Interpretación

AIETI Granada Spain G

Asociación Iberoamericana de Academias de Ciencias Veterinarias

2006 D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Diagnóstico y Evaluación Psicológica

AIDEP 1995 Lisbon Portugal D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Acuatica Especial e Hidroterapia

AIDEA 2014 G

Asociación Iberoamericana de Estudios de Regulacion

ASIER Mendoza Argentina D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingenieria

ASIBEI 1999 Bogota Colombia D