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 the Study of African American Life and History

ASALH 1915 Washington DC USA G

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

ASAB 1936 Neston UK C v

Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations

ASCAC Los Angeles CA USA G

Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

ASEN 1990 London UK G

Association for the Study of Language In Prehistory

ASLIP 1986 West Newton MA USA D

Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity

ASMOSIA 1988 Saragossa Spain D v

Association for the Study of Neurons and Diseases

AND Toronto ON Canada G

Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas

ASPO Uppsala Sweden D

Association for the Study of Persianate Societies


Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production

ASARP 2005 Ealing UK C

Association for the Study of the Nationalities

ASN 1971 New York NY USA N v

Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East

ASTENE 1997 Duns UK N

Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa

1950 D v

Association for Theological Education in South East Asia

ATESEA 1957 Iloilo Philippines D

Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research

ATLAS 1991 Arnhem Netherlands D

Association for Tree-Ring Research

ATR 2002 Wageningen Netherlands D

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

ATBC 1963 Sao Paulo Brazil C

Association for World Education

AWE 1970 Portland ME USA C

Association Française d'Études Européennes

AFÉE 1965 Pessac France G

Association française des arabisants

AFDA 1973 Paris France N

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association francophone d'éducation comparée

AFEC 1973 Bordeaux France C v

Association Francophone de Formation et Recherche en Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive

AFFORTHECC Chavanod France J

Association Francophone de Psychologie and Psychopathologie de l'Enfant et de l'Adolescent

APPEA Courbevoie France N

Association Francophone de Recherche d'Information et Applications

ARIA Toulouse France N

Association francophone des professionnels de l'expérience utilisateur

Flupa 2008 Antibes France E t

Association francophone européenne d'études baha'ies

AFEEB 1983 Paris France E v

Association francophone internationale de recherche scientifique en éducation

AFIRSE 1952 Saint-Senoux France D v

Association francophone pour l'enseignement et la recherche en pharmacognosie

AFERP Besançon France N

Association Francophone pour l'Etude et la Recherche sur les Urgences Psychiatriques

AFERUP 1986 Nancy France D

Association francophone pour la recherche en activités physiques et sportives

AFRAPS Clapiers France D

Association Guillaume Budé

1917 Paris France N

Association interculturelle pour le Développement Artistique

AIDA Brussels Belgium J

Association internationale d'études occitanes

AIEO 1981 Oviedo Spain D v

Association internationale d'études patristiques

AIEP 1965 San Juan Argentina C v

Association internationale de bibliophilie

AIB 1963 Paris France C

Association internationale de formation et de recherche en éducation familiale

AIFREF 1987 Mons Belgium D

Association internationale de la critique littéraire

AICL 1969 Paris France C

Association Internationale de la Femme Marocaine à l'Étranger

AIFME 2008 Sevran France G

Association internationale de management de l'art et de la culture

AIMAC 1991 Montréal QC Canada F

Association Internationale de Pédagogie Universitaire

AIPU 1981 Sherbrooke QC Canada C

Association internationale de recherche en entrepreneuriat et PME

AIREPME 1996 Nancy France D

Association internationale de recherche scientifique en faveur des personnes handicapées mentales

AIRHM 1988 Orsay France D v

Association internationale de techniciens, experts et chercheurs

AITEC 1983 Paris France D v

Association internationale des archives francophones

AIAF 1989 Québec QC F

Association Internationale des Charités

AIC 1617 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium F v

Association internationale des écoles supérieures d'éducation physique

AIESEP 1962 Cork Ireland C

Association internationale des établissements francophones de formation à l'assurance

AIEFFA 1995 Paris France D

Association internationale des études françaises

AIEF 1949 Paris France C v

Association internationale des études québécoises

AIEQ 1997 Québec QC Canada G