The UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development honours outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organizations related to ESD.

The prize, which is funded by the Government of Japan, consists of three annual awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient. It was awarded for the first time by the DIrector-General of UNESCO in a

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Following the international discussions on the post 2015 educational agenda, the ASPnet Senior High Schools of the Prefecture of Attica, Greece, participated in the annual Student’s Symposium.  For 2015, the theme of the Symposium was “Education...Read more

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Students and teachers from UNESCO Associated Schools across the world have mobilized for ...Read more

Students and teachers of UNESCO Associated Schools representing 32 countries came together in Okayama, Japan, during the UNESCO ASPnet International ESD Events from 4 to 8 November 2014, to share their views. Some 200 participants discussed their ideas and ambitions on protecting and respecting the environment, setting up effective recycling systems, preparing and preventing natural disasters, and on...Read more

Representatives of UNESCO Associated Schools from 31 countries have arrived in Japan to participate in the ASPnet International ESD Events for Students and Teachers to be held in Okayama from 4 to 8 November 2014. During five days, some 200 participants have the opportunity to share experiences on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and to discuss how to achieve a sustainable future...Read more

A new video of the Teaching Respect for All (TRA) project has just been released - to hear children and educators from all around the world talk about TRA, watch the video below!

Teaching Respect for All is a UNESCO project, in cooperation with the USA and Brazil, to counteract discrimination both in and through education.

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Discussing climate change can be a challenge for some teachers. As a response, UNESCO is delivering a series of four-day training courses to help teachers discuss climate change in and outside the classroom. The most recent training session, held in the Dominican Republic, brought together 35 educators from 13 Central American and Caribbean countries, out of which several from...Read more

"New realities call for a new sense of responsibility on everyone’s part, a change in mindset and attitudes,” said Deputy UNESCO Director-General Getachew Engida in an address to 14 Japanese high school students who visited UNESCO end of March 2014.

The students were the winners of an essay contest of UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan on: "What...Read more

What is Global Citizenship Education? Do we learn it in school? What difference can it make if it is a common feature of all education systems? How can it be implemented and scaled up?

The answers to these questions and others can be found in a new publication

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On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April 2014, the UNESCO ICT in Education Team released its first report on Mobile Reading.

Despite major advances...Read more