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UNESCO Associated Schools Project - ASPnet

UNESCO established the Associated Schools Project (ASPnet) Network in 1953 to encourage schools worldwide to educate students on issues related to UNESCO's "overarching goal of promoting peace and international understanding." The program now includes nearly eight thousand educational institutions in over 170 countries. ASPnet schools conduct their own projects, often linking with schools from other countries, or may become involved in a UNESCO-coordinated activity, such as the "World Heritage in Young Hands" project. A national coordinator, typically housed at the National Commission, serves as the liaison between the schools and UNESCO.

At present, the reestablished U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which is the current national coordinator for the U.S., will play a limited role in ASPnet/USA. The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO hopes to be furthered engaged with ASPnet schools as the Commission goes forward. The Commission is delighted to welcome interested schools to apply to seek to be part of the ASP Network.

  • Interested schools complete the UNESCO application to participate in ASPnet/USA and email the completed application to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. 
  • Completed applications will be forwarded to the Commission's Education Committee, which will then make a recommendation as to whether or not they should endorse that school's request to join ASPnet. This recommendation would be reported to the National Commission in an open FACA meeting for its consideration. Note: National Commission meetings/conference calls generally occur at least once per quarter; please allow four months for processing
  • Recommendations by the National Commission for a school to participate in the ASPnet program will be delivered to the Executive Secretariat of the U.S. National Commission that may forward it to UNESCO to add the accepted school to the list of ASPnet/USA.

  
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