UNESCO Associated Schools

We are ASPNet. We are UNESCO.

In order to translate UNESCO’s ideals into concrete action, UNESCO launched the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) in 1953. ASPnet is a network of committed schools

– engaged in fostering and delivering quality education

– in pursuit of peace, liberty, justice and human development

– in order to meet the pressing educational needs of children and young people throughout the world.

ASPnet schools are ‘navigators for peace’ and agents for positive change :

– They are instrumental to achieving Education for All as expressed in the six Dakar goals adopted by the World Education Forum, 2000;

– Work towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals;

– Contribute to the implementation of UNESCO’s strategies and programmes in education, science, culture and communication;

– Serve as laboratories of ideas on innovative approaches for quality education for all;

– Translate the four pillars of education for the 21st century — learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together—into good practices of quality education.

source: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/networks/global-networks/aspnet/about-us/mission