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

The Hague Academic Coalition

HAC 2004 The Hague Netherlands G y

The Hague Academy Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations

1957 The Hague Netherlands G

The Hague Academy of International Law

1923 The Hague Netherlands G

The International Ecotourism Society

TIES 1990 Washington DC USA C

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

TIRF 1999 Monterey CA USA F f

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne VIC Australia J f

The Knot

Melsbroek Belgium N

The Lancefield Society

2019 Barnarring VIC E v

The League of Historical Cities

LHC 1987 Kyoto Japan F

The Learning Teacher Network

LTN 2003 Karlstad Sweden F y

The Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Geneva Switzerland B

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Network: Towards Unity for Health

The Network: TUFH 1979 F y

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

OBHE Redhill UK F y

The Other Foundation

Saxonwold South Africa F f

The Round Table Foundation

TRTF 1982 F f

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

The World Lin's Association

1980 Taipei Taiwan G

Théophraste Network

1994 Lille France F

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

1972 Irvine CA USA G

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

ThlL 1949 Munich Germany G

Think Global - Development Education Association

DEA 1993 London UK G y


2009 Brussels Belgium F

Third Order Capuchin of Our Lady of Sorrows

1889 Rome Italy R

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Mexico City Mexico G

Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies

TWF 1978 Croydon UK F f

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Relief Fund

Brussels Belgium G fv

Thomson Foundation

1963 London UK G f

Thomson Reuters Foundation

TRF 1982 London UK G f

Thrasher Research Fund

1977 Salt Lake City UT USA N f

Thunderbird - The Garvin School of International Management

1946 Glendale AZ USA G

Tibetan Aid Project

TAP 1969 Berkeley CA USA N

Timber Research and Development Association

TRADA 1934 High Wycombe UK G

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G

TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center

ISC Chestnut Hill MA USA G

Tinker Institute on International Law and Organizations

1992 New York NY USA G j

Tinnitus Research Initiative

TRI 2006 Regensburg Germany F

To Love Children Educational Foundation International

2002 Baltimore MD USA G f

Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research

1996 Newport Coast CA USA G j

Together for Girls

2009 Washington DC USA J y

Together Women Rise

2003 Greenville SC USA G

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G

Topography of Terror Foundation

1992 Berlin Germany N f


1991 Dakar F

Toughlove, International

1979 Los Angeles CA USA N

Tourism Education Futures Initiative

TEFI 2006 Copenhagen Denmark F

Trace Element - Institute for UNESCO

1996 Valence France G j

Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia

TTASSEA 2009 Jakarta D