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

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g

Agreement Concerning Cultural Cooperation

1971 T g

Agreement Concerning Helicopter Pilot Training

1977 T g

Agreement Concerning Higher Education

1960 T g

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes and Detailed Regulations

1969 T g

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1952

1952 T g

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning Research on the Effects of Radioactivity in the Sea

1961 T g

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

1975 T g

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1952

1952 T g

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1969

1969 T g

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

1997 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1950

1950 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1961

1961 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1979

1979 T g

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

1956 T g

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

1967 T g

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

1996 T g

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

Beirut Agreement 1948 Paris T g

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g

Agreement on cooperation in education

T g

Agreement on Literary and Artistic Property

1911 T g

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

Agreement on Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the Extension of Certain Measures Relating to Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the Global Weather Experiment

1979 T g

Agreement on the History of the Liberator

1911 T g

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

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials

1950 Paris France T g

Agreement Relating to Writs and Letters of Request

1952 T g

Agreement Respecting the Publication of Historical Records

1911 T g

Agricultural Libraries Network

AGLINET 1971 Rome Italy F

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy

ANH Academy 2015 G

AGRINATURA

2009 Prague F y

AgroEcology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

AI Music Creativity

AIMC 2020 F

Aid for International Medicine

AIM 1964 Rockland DE USA N

Aid to Children Without Parents

ACWP 1988 San Jose CA USA N v

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide de Saint-André au Tiers-monde

1969 Bruges Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G

Aide médicale internationale à l'enfance

L'AMIE 1969 Sainte-Foy QC Canada G

Aiducation International

2007 Zurich Switzerland G

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