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 Type III

Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger

AEFE 1990 Paris France N

Agence pour la Solidarité Internationale, la Culture, le Développement et l'Environnement

AMORCES Paris France G

Agence universitaire de La Francophonie

AUF 1961 Montréal QC Canada C y International Federations

Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief

ACBAR 1988 G Humanitarian Organizations

Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

APHEA Brussels Belgium E

Agency for the Promotion of European Research, Rome

1990 Rome Italy G

AGRECOL Afrique: Networking and Information Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

2001 Thiès Senegal G

Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances

1962 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement concerning co-operation between authorities and institutions in the field of vocational rehabilitation and training for the labour market

1982 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cultural Cooperation

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Helicopter Pilot Training

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Higher Education

1960 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes and Detailed Regulations

1969 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1952

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Research on the Effects of Radioactivity in the Sea

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Sickness Benefits and Benefits in Respect of Pregnancy and Confinement

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1952

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1969

1969 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of Such Inspections

1997 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1950

1950 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1961

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1979

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Transfers between Sick Funds and Sickness Benefits During Temporary Residence

1956 T g Funds, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Transfers of Persons Insured for Sickness Benefit and Concerning Sickness Benefit During Temporary Residence

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement concluded by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on Admission to Higher Education

1996 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character

Beirut Agreement 1948 Paris France T g Treaties, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on cooperation in education

T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Literary and Artistic Property

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Social Security

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Extension of Certain Measures Relating to Social Security

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Global Weather Experiment

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the History of the Liberator

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'research into Physico-chemical Behaviour of Sulphur Dioxide in the Atmosphere'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials

1950 Paris France T g Treaties, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Agreement Regarding Rules for Recognition of Qualifying Periods and the Like in Connection with the Right of Persons Covered by Unemployment Insurance to Unemployment Benefits

1976 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement Regarding the Free Right of Passage to Aircraft Over British and French Territories in the Antarctic

1938 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement Relating to Writs and Letters of Request

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Respecting the Publication of Historical Records

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agricultural Libraries Network

AGLINET 1971 Rome Italy F

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy

ANH Academy 2015 G

AGRINATURA

2009 Prague Czech Rep F y International Federations

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F Humanitarian Organizations

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