08.11.2010 -

Delegation of Danish UNESCO associated schools coordinators has visited Jordan to foster intercultural dialogue

©UNESCO AmmanParticipants of the Danish UNESCO Natcom delegation during their visit in Jordan, November 2010

Amman 8 November 2010 – A Danish delegation of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) composed of teachers and coordinators of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO has just concluded a visit to Jordan (3-7 November) together with the representative of the UNESCO ASPnetwork Sudan. Next to visiting Jordan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman the delegation has visited ASPnet schools in Amman and a scout-camp in Aqaba which was attended by students of ASPnet schools from the south of Jordan. This visit was organized by the UNESCO National Commission for UNESCO Jordan  in collaboration with UNESCO Amman Office in the context of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures and was an excellent opportunity for all participants to exchange ideas and information. The focus of the visit was on the different methods of teaching and traditions of both countries, but also to develop mutual understanding and plan future cooperation and partnerships between the countries of Denmark, Jordan and the Sudan.

Founded in 1953, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) is a global network of more than 8.500 educational institutions in 180 countries. Member institutions – ranging from pre-schools, primary, secondary and vocational schools to teacher training institutions - work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice. In Jordan the UNESCO Amman Office is coordinating partnerships with 100 schools in Jordan and 660 schools in the Arab region.   For further information on UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network: follow this link

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