International Conference on the contribution of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network to SDG 4 and Education 2030 hosted by ChinaAn International Conference of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network: Contributing effectively to the implementation of SDG 4 and Education 2030 took place in Sanya, People's Republic of China, from 8 to 10 April. It gathered National ASPnet Coordinators from 35 countries, policy makers and specialised institutions such as APCEIU, with the aim of identifying concrete actions for ASPnet to support the implementation of Education 2030 and the achievement of targets 4.7 and 4.a. More
Opening hearts and minds to refugees: Arts ContestStudent groups from UNESCO Associated Schools Network members all over the world are invited to participate in the Arts Contest "Opening hearts and minds to refugees". The contest is an opportunity for students of all ages and their teachers to do research and reflect on why people leave their homes and flee from their countries, who the people leaving their countries are, how their life in their home countries and in the transit or destination country is, what refugees and non-refugees have in common and how one could better help them to feel safe, welcome and included.
UNESCO’s Executive Board debates the Evaluation of the Associated Schools NetworkThe 200th session of the Executive Board examines the
evaluation of UNESCO’s Associated Schools Netwok (ASPnet) described "as a driver for innovation and quality in education" and "recognized as an effective implementation mechanism in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular for reaching target 4.7 of the SDG 4 – Education 2030". Six recommendations will guide the International Coordination Unit in the future management and coordination of the ASPnet. Read the Evaluation Report and its highlights