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

Antiquarian Booksellers Association International

ABA 1906 London UK N v

Anuvrat Global Organization

1982 Jaipur India G v

Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network

DEVNET 1996 Wellington New Zealand G

Apereo Foundation

J f

APHELEIA - Humanities International Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

2017 Mação Portugal E

Apiculture, Formation, Coopération

AFOCO La Louvière Belgium N

APPA-Leadership in Educational Facilities

1914 Alexandria VA USA G

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Applied Health, Equity and Development Research Network

AHEAD Network 2015 Marseille France F

Applied Regional Science Conference

ARSC 1987 Tokyo Japan N c

Aprovecho Research Center

1978 Cottage Grove OR USA N

ARA International

1982 Québec QC Canada F

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

AASTMT 1972 Alexandria Egypt F g

Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences

AABFS 1988 Amman Jordan G

Arab Academy of Music

AAM 1971 Amman Jordan E g

Arab African Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies

J jp

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

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

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA Ramallah Palestine F

Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

ACRPS Al Daayen Qatar D

Arab Centre for Arabization, Translation, Authorship and Publication

ACATAP 1990 E g

Arab Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Right Education

ACIHL 2000 Bischheim France E

Arab Centre for Legal and Judicial Research, Beirut


Arab Centre for Media Studies

Cairo Egypt D

Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum

1980 Khartoum Sudan K g

Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

ACIJLP 1997 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands

ACSAD 1968 Damascus Syrian AR E g

Arab College of Neurosurgery


Arab Council for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research

ACGSSR 1992 Giza Egypt E

Arab Council for the Social Sciences

ACSS 2010 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Council for the Training of Students of Arab Universities


Arab Cultural Club

Beirut Lebanon N

Arab Educational Information Network

Shamaa Beirut Lebanon F

Arab Educational Training Centre for Gulf States

1999 Doha Qatar G

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation for Libraries and Information

AFLI 1986 Jeddah Saudi Arabia D v

Arab Forum for Young Entrepreneur Associations

AFYE Tunis Tunisia F

Arab Foundations Forum

AFF 2006 Amman Jordan F y

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

AFAC 2007 Beirut Lebanon F f

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libyan AJ F eg

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg

Arab Institute for Human Rights

AIHR 1989 Tunis Tunisia E j

Arab Institute for Labour Education and Research

1974 Algiers Algeria E j

Arab Institute for Studies and Communication, Lebanon

AISC 1998 G j

Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics

AITRS 1971 Amman Jordan E j

Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization

ALECSO 1964 Tunis Tunisia D g

Arab Network for Civic Education

ANHRE 2009 Amman Jordan D