UNESCO's Mission

UNESCO's mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

The Associated School Project Network
In order to translate UNESCO's ideals into concrete action, UNESCO launched the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) in 1953. Starting with schools in 33 member states in the early years of UNESCO, ASPnet is now a truly global network of more than 9000 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.
By encouraging close links and common projects between schools from different countries and continents, ASPnet contributes to the function of UNESCO as a catalyst for international cooperation.
They are major experimental projects at the regional, interregional or international levels. By their very scope and duration, they enable acquired knowledge and experience to be passed on through training activities for teachers; Youth fora for students and teachers; production of teaching manuals; dissemination of good practices; and eventual incorporation of these into school curricula.


The four Study Areas
ASPnet schools and teachers are encouraged to conduct interdisciplinary pilot projects on one or several of the four main study themes, covering a wide range of interrelated sub-topics.
- World concerns and the role of the United Nations system

- Education for Sustainable Development

- Peace and human rights

- Intercultural learning

Denmark joined the ASPnet in 2000. Today there are 36 Danish schools working with one or more of the three flagship projects:

1. Baltic Sea Project
2. Transatlantic Slave Trade Project
3. World Heritage Education Project

They are to be seen as possible approaches to the four study areas.

Youthtown is responsible for the coordination of the network.

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