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

Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f Foundations

Amsterdam School of International Relations

ASIR 1987 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems


Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team

AMURT 1955 Rockville MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Ananda Marga Yoga Society

1955 Kolkata India R Religious Orders

Anciens Association of the NATO Defense College

1955 Rome Italy E NATO Bodies, Alumni and Veterans

Ancient Mediterranean Research Association

AMRA 1972 Los Angeles CA USA N

Andean Community

1996 Lima Peru F g Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Andean-Patagonian Forestry Research and Advisory Centre

1988 Esquel Argentina G

Andes University

1785 Bogota Colombia G

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Andrés Bello convention for the educational, scientific and cultural integration of Latin America and Spain

Andrés Bello Convention 1970 Bogota Colombia F g Treaties, IGOs

Andrew W Mellon Foundation

1969 New York NY USA G f Foundations

Andrew Young Center For International Affairs

1993 Atlanta GA USA G

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars

AABS 1991 Tewksbury MA USA G

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

AECC 1965 Bournemouth UK G v Professional Bodies

Animal Liberation Front

ALF 1976 Los Angeles CA USA F

Animal Venom Research International

AVRI Moreno Valley CA USA N

Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures

Anna Lindh Foundation 2004 Alexandria Egypt E gf Foundations, IGOs

Anne Frank Fonds

AFF 1963 Basel Switzerland G f Funds, Funds

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N Human Rights Organizations

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre

ACE CRC 1991 Hobart Australia G

Antarctic Research Centre, Wellington

ARC 1970 Wellington New Zealand N Institutes

Anti-Corruption Student Network in South East Europe


Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v Human Rights Organizations

Antigonish Movement

Antigonish NS Canada G

Antiquarian Booksellers Association International

ABA 1906 London UK N v

Anuvrat Global Organization

ANUVIBHA 1982 Jaipur India G v

Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network

DEVNET 1996 Wellington New Zealand G

APHELEIA - Humanities European Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management


Apiculture, Formation, Coopération

AFOCO La Louvière Belgium N

Apóstoles del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

1894 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Applied Health, Equity and Development Research Network

AHEAD Network 2015 Marseille France F

Aprovecho Research Center

1978 Cottage Grove OR USA N Institutes

ARA International

1982 Québec QC Canada F

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

AASTMT 1972 Alexandria Egypt F g IGOs

Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences

AABFS 1988 Amman Jordan G Institutes

Arab Academy of Music

AAM 1971 Amman Jordan E g IGOs

Arab African Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies

J pj Institutes

Arab African Youth Council

AAYC 2004 Khartoum Sudan E

Arab and African Research Centre

AARC 1987 Giza Egypt G

Arab Archives Institute

1999 Amman Jordan G j Institutes

Arab Association for Human Rights

HRA 1988 Nazareth Israel G Human Rights Organizations

Arab Association of Veterinary Medical Faculties

AAVMF Assiut Egypt D

Arab Bank Centre for Scientific Research

ABCSR 1999 Amman Jordan K

Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States

ABEGS 1975 Riyadh Saudi Arabia E g IGOs

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA 2009 Ramallah Palestine F