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

Aid to Children Without Parents

ACWP 1988 San Jose CA USA N v Humanitarian Organizations

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F Humanitarian Organizations

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide de Saint-André au Tiers-monde

SATIMO 1969 Bruges Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G Humanitarian Organizations

Aiducation International

2007 Zurich Switzerland G


1949 Rotterdam Netherlands B

AIESEC Alumni International

AAI 1986 Brussels Belgium E v Professional Bodies, Alumni and Veterans

Air Serv International

1984 Warrenton VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Air Transport Research Society

ATRS 1995 College Park MD USA E

Airline Sports and Cultural Association

ASCA 1947 Schwechat Austria D

AKASSA ONG Internationale

Gerardmer France K

Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture

ACI 1985 Akropong-Akuapem Ghana G j Institutes

Aktioun A B C fir Bildung a Gesondheet am Tiers-Monde

AKTIOUN-ABC 1988 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Alamire Foundation - International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries

1991 Leuven Belgium N f Foundations

Alan Walker College of Evangelism

AWCE 1989 North Parramatta Australia E

Åland International Institute of Comparative Island Studies

AICIS 2007 Mariehamn Finland N j Institutes

Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities

Hamden CT USA G j Institutes

Alfalit International

1961 Miami FL USA G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N Humanitarian Organizations

Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation

1960 New York NY USA G f Foundations

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All Africa Foundation

Washington DC USA G f Foundations

All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre

ALERT 1965 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E y International Federations

All India Boy Scouts Association

Delhi India G

All India Women's Conference

AIWC 1926 Delhi India E Human Rights Organizations

All Nations Christian College

1971 Ware UK G

All We Can

1946 London UK G f Funds, Human Rights Organizations

All-Africa Students Union

AASU 1972 Accra Ghana D

All-Russia Market Research Institute

VNIKI 1947 Moscow Russia G je Corporations, Companies, Institutes

ALLEA - ALL European Academies

1990 Berlin Germany F

Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe

Biomed Alliance 2011 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

ACEHP 1975 Birmingham AL USA N Professional Bodies

Alliance for International Education

AIE 2002 G

Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair in the EU

AFCAR Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Alliance for Youth Movements

2008 New York NY USA F

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

ADHO 2006 C y International Federations

Alliance of European Cultural Cities

Arles France D

Alliance of International Market Research Institutes

AIMRI 1991 London UK D

Alliance of Management Schools in European Capitals

AMSEC Paris France F

Alliance of Russian Solidarists

1930 Frankfurt-Main Germany G Human Rights Organizations

Alliance of Universities for Democracy

AUDEM 1990 Albany NY USA F

Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates International

AYNLA 2009 Manila Philippines G

Alliance pour la Solidarité and le Partage en Afrique-Jeunesse pour l'Intégration Culturelle et Sociale-Humanitarian Focus Foundation

ASPAFRIQUE-JICS-H2F 1990 Lausanne Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Alliance Publishing Trust

APT 2006 London UK G

Alliance Sud, Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations Swissaid - Catholic Lenten Fund - Bread for All - Helvetas - Caritas - Interchurch Aid

1971 Bern Switzerland G f Funds, Funds

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations