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 for Development and Advancement for the Global Democracy Award

2001 Vienna Austria D

Association for Development of Teaching, Education and Learning

ADTEL 2013 Jaipur India G v

Association for East Asian Environmental History

AEAEH 2009 D

Association for Educational Assessment - Europe

AEA Europe 2000 London UK D

Association for Educational Assessment in Africa

AEAA 1982 Mbabane Eswatini D

Association for Emergency Aid and Solidarity Development Cooperation

WADI 1992 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

AEESEAP 1973 Beijing China D

Association for European Life Science Universities

ICA 1997 Prague Czech Rep E

Association for European Rural Universities

APURE 1989 Vila Velha de Ródão Portugal F

Association for Experiential Education

AEE 1972 St Petersburg FL USA C

Association for French Language Studies

AFLS 1981 Perpignan France N v

Association for French Studies in Southern Africa

AFSSA 1970 Rondebosch South Africa G v

Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

AHILA 1980 D

Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas

APOYOnline 1989 Rockville MD USA G v

Association for Institutional Research

AIR 1965 Tallahassee FL USA G

Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

AIAEE 1985 Cleveland OH USA N

Association for International Broadcasting

AIB 1993 Cranbrook UK D

Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

ASCCS Bradford UK D

Association for International Education, Russia

AIE 1993 Moscow Russia N

Association for Korean Studies in Europe

AKSE 1977 Rome Italy D

Association for Learning Environments

A4LE 1921 Scottsdale AZ USA G

Association for Management Education and Development

AMED Dorchester UK G

Association for Medical Education in Europe

AMEE 1972 Dundee UK D

Association for Medical Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

AMEEMR Riyadh Saudi Arabia D

Association for Mexican Cave Studies

AMCS 1963 Austin TX USA N

Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education

AMPERE Europe 1993 Cartagena Spain E

Association for Moral Education

AME 1976 Wenham MA USA D v

Association for Nordic Theatre Scholars

ANTS Reykjavik Iceland D

Association for Paediatric Education in Europe

APEE 1970 Bordeaux France D

Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International

APLIC International 1968 Research Triangle Park NC USA G v

Association for Psychological Science

APS 1988 Washington DC USA D

Association for Research and Enlightenment

Edgar Cayce's ARE 1931 Virginia Beach VA USA F v

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

ARVO 1928 Rockville MD USA D

Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology

ARTERY Teddington UK D

Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa

AROCSA 2014 Abuja Nigeria G

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

ARNOVA 1971 Indianapolis IN USA G v

Association for Rhetoric and Communication in Southern Africa

ARCSA 1994 Madison WI USA G v

Association for Scottish Literary Studies

ASLS 1970 Glasgow UK N

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

ASEEES 1948 Pittsburgh PA USA G

Association for Smart Learning Ecosystem and Regional Development

ASLERD Rostock Germany D

Association for Social and Medical Action and Education

ASMAE 1982 Brussels Belgium G

Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

ASARECA 1994 Entebbe Uganda D

Association for Studies in International Education

ASIE 2000 The Hague Netherlands D y

Association for Teacher Education in Europe

ATEE 1976 Brussels D

Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe

AAATE 1995 Linz D

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

AACE 1981 Chesapeake VA USA G

Association for the Advancement of International Education

AAIE 1966 Princeton NJ USA G

Association for the Development of Education in Africa

ADEA 1988 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F y

Association for the Promotion of the International Circulation of the Press

DISTRIPRESS 1955 London UK B

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

ASSC 1994 London UK C

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