Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality Education

Progress towards quality education was already slower than required before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on education, causing learning losses in four out of five of the 104 countries studied.

Without additional measures, an estimated 84 million children and young people will stay out of school by 2030 and approximately 300 million students will lack the basic numeracy and literacy skills necessary for success in life.

In addition to free primary and secondary schooling for all boys and girls by 2030, the aim is to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to quality higher education.

Education is the key that will allow many other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved. When people are able to get quality education they can break from the cycle of poverty.

Education helps to reduce inequalities and to reach gender equality. It also empowers people everywhere to live more healthy and sustainable lives. Education is also crucial to fostering tolerance between people and contributes to more peaceful societies.

To deliver on Goal 4, education financing must become a national investment priority. Furthermore, measures such as making education free and compulsory, increasing the number of teachers, improving basic school infrastructure and embracing digital transformation are essential.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

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 Displaced Persons and its European Villages

1957 Liège Belgium G

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


1949 Montréal QC Canada B

AIESEC Alumni International

AAI 1986 E v

AIP Foundation

1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f

Air Transport Research Society

ATRS 1995 College Park MD USA E

Airline Sports and Cultural Association

ASCA 1947 Schwechat Austria D

Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung

ARL 1946 Hannover Germany G

Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj, San Marino

AIS 1985 Munich Germany E

AKASSA ONG Internationale

Gerardmer France K

Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture

ACI 1985 Akropong-Akuapem Ghana G j

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

1991 Leuven Belgium N f

Alan Walker College of Evangelism

AWCE 1989 Parramatta NSW Australia E

Åland International Institute of Comparative Island Studies

AICIS 2007 Mariehamn Finland N j

Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities

Hamden CT USA G j

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

AG Bell Washington DC USA J

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

AvH 1860 Bonn Germany G f

Alfalit International

1961 Miami FL USA G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation

1960 New York NY USA G f

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation

1967 Essen Germany G f

Alianza Latinoamericana para la Familia

ALAFA 1983 Caracas Venezuela F


1978 Minneapolis MN USA G

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All Africa Foundation

Washington DC USA G f

All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre

ALERT 1965 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E y

All India Boy Scouts Association

Delhi India G

All India Women's Conference

AIWC 1926 Delhi India E

All Nations Christian College

1971 Ware UK G

All We Can

1946 London UK G f

All-Africa Students Union

AASU 1972 Accra Ghana D

All-Russia Market Research Institute

VNIKI 1947 Moscow Russia G ej

ALLEA - ALL European Academies

1994 Berlin Germany F

Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

ACEHP 1975 Birmingham AL USA N t

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

AFSA 2008 Kampala Uganda D

Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation

AHCTA 2009 Bern Switzerland E y

Alliance for International Education

AIE 2002 G

Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair in the EU

AFCAR Brussels Belgium E y