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

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

Association des planétariums de langue française

APLF 1989 Strasbourg France G

Association des revues scientifiques et culturelles

ARSC Nivelles Belgium N

Association Europa

1995 Limoges France G

Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen

AEC 1953 Brussels Belgium D

Association européen art éducation - nouvelles technologies

ARENOTECH 1996 Paris France F

Association européenne Cuba libre

1996 Neuilly-sur-Seine France N

Association européenne de pratiques multidisciplinaires en santé mentale de l'enfant, l'adolescent et de la famille

AESMEAF 1992 D

Association européenne de psychopathologie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent

AEPEA 1996 Paris France D v

Association européenne des directeurs d'institutions lasalliennes

ASSEDIL Issy-les-Moulineaux France E

Association européenne des écoles de formation à la pratique psychomotrice

ASEFOP 1986 Brussels Belgium N

Association européenne des enseignants

AEDE 1956 Brussels Belgium D

Association Européenne des Facultés Libres

AEFLib 2008 Paris France D

Association européenne des formateurs du transport

EuroTra 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Association Européenne des Institutions Paritaires de la Protection Sociale

AEIP 1996 Brussels D

Association Européenne des Jeunes Entrepreneurs

AEJE 2010 Strasbourg France D

Association Européenne des Trésors et Musées d'Eglises

Europae Thesauri 2004 D

Association européenne musulmane

AEM 2000 Boncelles Belgium N

Association Européenne pour l'Etude de l'Alimentation et du Développement de l'Enfant

ADE 1976 Paris France F

Association Européenne SIBIU2020 pour L'Éducation et la Culture

AES Brussels Belgium J

Association femmes d'Europe

1976 Brussels Belgium G v

Association for Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan G

Association for Asian Studies in Africa

A-ASIA 2012 Legon Ghana E

Association for Baha'i Studies

ABS 1975 Ottawa ON Canada F

Association for Biblical Higher Education

ABHE 1947 Orlando FL USA G

Association for Borderlands Studies

ABS 1976 Tempe AZ USA C

Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ACAMH 1956 London UK G

Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa

ACTEA 1976 Nairobi Kenya F

Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

ACLALS 1965 Thunder Bay ON Canada C

Association for Community Colleges

ACC 1999 Skopje North Macedonia D v

Association for Comparative Economic Studies

ACES G

Association for Computational Learning

ACL J

Association for Computers and the Humanities

ACH 1978 Boston MA USA D

Association for Consumer Research

ACR Duluth MN USA N

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

ACIS 1978 G

Association for Cultural Equity

ACE 1983 New York NY USA N

Association for Cultural Studies

ACS 2002 Jyväskylä Finland B

Association for Dental Education in Europe

ADEE 1974 Dublin D

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