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

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


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 de Villes Euro-méditerranéennes de Culture

AVEC 1997 Arles France D

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

Alliance for Youth Movements

2008 New York NY USA F

Alliance Internationale - Association des anciens et amis de la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

1948 Paris France E v

Alliance internationale de journalistes

AJI 2004 Paris France G