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

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios de la Escritura en Educación Superior y Contextos Profesionales

ALES 2016 D t

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso

ALED 1995 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Optometria

ALDEFO 2003 Guayaquil Ecuador D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofia de la Educación

ALFE 2010 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Gerencia Deportiva

ALGEDE 2009 Monterrey Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones de Educación Teológica

ALIET 1980 Cali Colombia J

Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigación y Desarrollo del Algodón

ALIDA 1986 Resistencia Argentina D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación

ALAIC 1978 Mexico City Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores en Reproducción Humana

ALIRH Campinas Brazil D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia Infantil y de la Adolescencia

ALOGIA 1993 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Odontopediatria

ALOP 1993 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Perfusión

ALAP 2016 Aldie VA USA D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Profesores de Medicina Familiar

ALPMF 2001 Veracruz Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana para el Estudio de las Religiones

ALER 1990 Coyoacan Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana para la Formación y Enseñanza de la psicologia

ALFEPSI 2011 D

Asociación Latinoamericana para la Producción Animal

ALPA 1966 Calgary AB Canada D

Asociación Panamericana de Tecnólogos Médicos

APTM 1992 D

Asociación para el Estudio de los Exilios y Migraciones Ibéricos Contemporaneos

AEMIC 1996 Madrid Spain G

Asociación para el Fomento de los Estudios Históricos en Centroamérica

AFEHC Toulouse France G

Asociación UNESCO para la Promoción de la Etica en los Medios de Comunicación

AUPEMEC 2003 Malaga Spain G

Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado

AUIP 1987 Salamanca Spain F y

ASPAFRIQUE-JICS-HFFUN

1990 New York NY USA G

Aspect Foundation Student Exchange

San Francisco CA USA G f

Aspen Institute

1950 Washington DC USA E j

Assemblée européenne des étudiants en architecture

EASA 1981 S c

Assist International

1990 Scotts Valley CA USA G

Associação das Universidades de Lingua Portuguesa

AULP 1986 Lisbon Portugal D

Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola

ACBLPE 2001 C

Associação Evangélica de Educação Teológica na América Latina

AETAL 1992 Campinas Brazil D

Associação Ibero-Americana de Estudos Ricoeurianos

ASIER 2013 J

Associação Latino Americana de Ciências do Esporte, Educação Fisica e Dança

ALCIDED 2012 J

Associação Sons da Lusofonia

1996 Lisbon Portugal F

Association Aide au Tiers-Monde

ATM 1962 Sars Poteries France G

Association Apprentissages Sans Frontières

ASF 2005 Geneva Switzerland G

Association Caritative et Humanitaire des Ordres de Chevalerie

ACHOC Saint-Jean-de-Braye France J

Association Catholique Internationale de Services pour la Jeunesse Féminine

ACISJF/In Via 1897 Geneva Switzerland C

Association culturelle d'aide à la promotion éducative et sociale

ACAPES Dakar Senegal G

Association de didactique du français langue étrangère

ASDIFLE Paris France G

Association de la langue française de l'étude du stress et du traumatisme

ALFEST 1990 Paris France D

Association de neuro-anesthésie-réanimation de langue française

ANARLF 1982 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre France D v

Association de recherche et de formation sur l'insertion en Europe

ARFIE 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Association de Solidarité Internationale pour la Formation, l'Instruction et la Coopération

ASSIFIC Vannes France G

Association des écrivains de langue française

ADELF 1926 Paris France C v

Association des états généraux des étudiants de l'Europe

AEGEE-Europe 1985 Brussels Belgium F

Association des facultés ou établissements de lettres et sciences humaines des universités d'expression française

AFELSH 1988 Hanoi Vietnam C

Association des femmes et des jeunes de la diaspora africaine pour le développement socio-éducatif et agricole de l'afrique

AFDEAA 2000 Dakar Senegal G

Association des foyers internationaux

AFI G

Association des Jeunes Chercheurs Européens en études québécoise

AJCEEQ 1995 E v

Association des jeunes fonctionnaires européens

AJFE 1968 E

Association des Jeunes Volontaires au Service du Monde Environnemental

AJVSME 2011 Lomé Togo G

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