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

Arab Council for Student Activities

Qena Egypt D

Arab Council for the Training of Students of Arab Universities

ACTSAU D

Arab Cultural Club

Beirut Lebanon N Clubs

Arab Educational Training Centre for Gulf States

1999 Doha Qatar G

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 International Federations

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

AFAC 2007 Beirut Lebanon F f Funds, Funds

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libyan AJ F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

Arab Institute for Human Rights

AIHR 1989 Tunis Tunisia E j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Arab Institute for Labour Education and Research

1974 Algiers Algeria E j Institutes

Arab Institute for Studies and Communication, Lebanon

AISC 1998 G j Institutes

Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics

AITRS 1971 Amman Jordan E j Institutes

Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization

ALECSO 1964 Tunis Tunisia D g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Arab Network for Civic Education

ANHRE 2009 Amman Jordan D Human Rights Organizations

Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

ANQAHE 2005 Manama Bahrain D

Arab Office for Youth and Environment

AOYE 1978 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Open University

AOU Safat Kuwait G

Arab Press Freedom Watch

APFW London UK F

Arab Publishers' Association

APA 1995 Giza Egypt D

Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization

ARCO 1975 Riyadh Saudi Arabia E Humanitarian Organizations

Arab Region Ecotechnie Network

AREN 2002 Aswan Egypt K

Arab Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives

ARBICA 1972 Alger Gare Algeria K

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

ARDD Amman Jordan G

Arab School of Science and Technology

ASST 1978 Kuwait Kuwait G

Arab Society for Academic Freedom

2008 J

Arab Society for Academic Freedoms

ASAF 2008 Amman Jordan D

Arab States Research and Education Network

ASREN Amman Jordan F

Arab Student Aid International

ASAI 1977 Dublin OH USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Arab Study and Research Centre

1973 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium G

Arab Thought Forum

ATF 1981 Amman Jordan F International Federations

Arab Water Network for Capacity Building

Awarenet Beirut Lebanon F

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab Women Organization

AW0 Cairo Egypt D g IGOs

Arab World Institute

1980 Paris France E gj Institutes, IGOs

Arab Youth Movement

AYM Nazareth Israel K

Arab-US Association for Communication Educators

AUSACE 1995 Charlotte NC USA D

Arabian Gulf University

AGU 1981 Manama Bahrain F g IGOs

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Egypt D

Arabic Language International Council

Beirut Lebanon J

Ararat International Academy of Sciences

1966 Paris France E

Arbeiterwohlfahrt International

AWO International 1998 Berlin Germany G Trade and Labour Unions

ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network

Hong Kong Hong Kong N

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney Australia G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Archbold Tropical Research Center

1988 Charleston SC USA N Institutes

Architectural Research Centers Consortium

ARCC 1976 Muncie IN USA F

Archiv der Zukunft - Netzwerk

2007 Hamburg Germany F

Archive of Maori and Pacific Music

1970 Auckland New Zealand G

Archives nationales d'Outre mer

ANOM 1966 Aix-en-Provence France G

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