Children on a day tour with their teacher in Denmark waiting for a tour boat to take them on a ride on Odense River

UNESCO Associated Schools Network

Building peace in the minds of children and young people

The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) connects more than 11,500 schools in 182 countries around a common goal to build peace in the minds of children and young people. Through concrete actions member schools promote the ideals of UNESCO valuing rights and dignity, gender equality, social progress, freedom, justice and democracy, respect for diversity and international solidarity. The Network operates at international and national levels with two clear priorities, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education.

ASPnet key initiatives

Education for sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education

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How to join the Network

The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) currently connects more than 11,500 schools worldwide around work to promote UNESCO ideals and, in particular, the themes of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. If you represent an institution which is interested in joining please contact the ASPnet National Coordinator or the National Commission for UNESCO in your country who can provide you with further information. Please also familiarize yourself with UNESCO values and consult with your school community (principal, teaching and administrative staff, school board, student representatives, families) and seek their agreement and support. The entry process consists of a national pre-selection and, upon the recommendation of the National Coordinator, a review for formal admission and international certification by UNESCO.

11,500
schools are members
182
countries have ASPnet schools
69
years of existence
UNESCO Associated Schools Network: guide for members
2019
UNESCO
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UNESCO Associated Schools Network: guide for national coordinators
2018
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