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UNESCO is organizing a two-day international seminar on 7 to 8 December at the Organization’s headquarters in Paris to mobilize schools and highlight the crucial role of education in relation to climate change.

The seminar, which will be opened by UNESCO’s Director-

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5 October is World Teachers’ Day (WTD).  Let’s celebrate it!.

“Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” is the WTD slogan, reflecting our journey towards Education 2030.

We encourage individuals and organizations to hold their own events...Read more

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth.

This year’s slogan is: Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.

UNESCO is promoting education for sustainable development to shape the values, skills and knowledge that all societies need...Read more

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Water Day, 22 March 2015

This year, World Water Day carries on the theme of ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, providing an essential opportunity to highlight the role of freshwater in the sustainable development agenda that States are shaping to follow...Read more

Today, 20 November, the international community celebrates Universal Children’s Day and World Philosophy Day.

Children’s Day aims to promote the welfare of children, their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential, and to...Read more

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated annually on 10 November to highlight the importance of a responsible use of science for the benefit of society, and the need to inform and involve citizens in science. This year’s theme is “Quality Science Education - ensuring a sustainable future for...Read more


The ASPnet in Action Team would like to know what global citizenship means to you.

We, therefore, invite you to discuss and reflect on the following question in your classroom:

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The international community is called upon to celebrate two important United Nations International Days that aim at shaping a world where all people can enjoy decent lives within inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities.

  • 16 October 2014 - World Food Day: “Family Farming:
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On 21 September 2014, the ASPnet community around the globe celebrated International Day of Peace. Many teachers, students and ASPnet National Coordinators from all over the world have shared their thoughts, messages and actions for peace with us through the ASPnet in Action online collaborative platform, and we would like to cordially thank you all for your outstanding contributions! Here are just a...Read more

Living in an environment of peace and security is fundamental to human dignity and development. Global Citizenship is key to world peace, and peace is essential for sustainable development. The International Peace Day is celebrated on 21 September under the theme “right of peoples to peace”. We invite you to celebrate Peace Day and take action at your school!

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Today, two in three of the world’s 781million illiterate adults are women. A further 58 million children of primary school age are not in school, and 63 million adolescents of lower secondary school age are also missing out their right to an education, running the risk of creating a new generation of illiterates.

For UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, “this unacceptable situation is...Read more

The UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network is the world's largest network of educational institutions, with more than 9 900 schools in 180 countries. Our schools lead the world in building the education of the future. One important aspect of UNESCO's support to ASPnet schools is that we provide online collaborative tools to help students and teachers share their experiences and learning with their...Read more