1. Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO

The Commission was established in 1952 by a decree which was revised in 1984. The Charter of the Indonesian Commission dates back to 19 September 1967. In light of the growing cooperation with UNESCO, it was re-organized on July 11th 1977 by a decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture ( No.0257/P/1977) and the designation "Committee" was changed to "Commission" ("Komisi Nasional Indonesia untuk UNESCO). The Commission is a governmental body which is non-structural, attached to the Ministry of Education and Culture and it is responsible for the coordination of all UNESCO activities implemented by the concerned Ministries and Institutions.


2. Youth Desk - Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO

Recognizing the importance of youth participation in national development , Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO since 2006 has involved youth in its activities, and in 2008 it became Youth Empowerment Team. Starting 2010, however, Youth Desk was established and launched officially and its organization was placed under the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO.


3. International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)

iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.


4. GigaPan Dialogue Project

The GigaPan Youth Exchange project combines cultural inquiry, NASA imaging technology, and social media to let secondary-school students experience something of the life of their peers around the world. Using the GigaPan robotic camera and image exploration platform, the group of students are growing into a community of technologically aware young people who are knowledgeable about their own environment and understand and care about the problems their contemporaries face.


5. Japan Solidarity Project


The Japan Solidarity Project is aimed at giving comfort and hope through messages sent from ASPnet schools in the Asia Pacific region to children affected by the March 11 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. It is an initiative of the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok and funded by Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). The project will also contribute to the development of Disaster Risk Reduction Education, by improving knowledge and building resilience to natural hazards.




Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and North America
Latin America  and the Caribbean


Africa has more than 1800 ASPnet schools in 42 countries (as of October 2010).

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Africa is located in Dakar.

UNESCO Contact (Dakar)   ASPnet country contacts

Côte d’Ivoire  
General description of ASPnet. In French.

Gambia (The) 
Short and general description of ASPnet. Activity example: Slide show of the ASPnet excursion to Dakar. In English and French.

General information on ASPnet and ASPnet in Ghana. In English.

A short description of the ASPnet activities within the National Commission. In French.

Description of ASPnet worldwide and in Togo with a comprehensive list of schools in Togo. In French.


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Arab States

In the Arab States, the ASP network covers 18 countries and more than 900 participating schools (as of October 2010). Eight countries from this region cooperate in a regional flagship project on Water Education

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States is located in Beirut.

UNESCO contact     Country contacts

Egypt  Provides a list of Egyptian ASPnet schools. In English and Arabic.

Short description of ASPnet in general and in Kuwait. In Arabic.

General description of the Lebanese ASPnet, a list of participating schools in Lebanon, undertaken projects and a photo album. In Arabic, English and French.

Short and general description of ASPnet. In Arabic.


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Asia and the Pacific

There are more than 1600 ASPnet schools in 40 countries in the Asian and Pacific region(as of October 2010). A large number of schools in Asia and the Pacific work on topics related to Education for Sustainable Development.

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific is based in >

UNESCO Bangkok     Country contacts


Follow the link “activity” for a short description of ASPnet in general and in Bangladesh. In English.

Short and general description of ASPnet. In English.

Short description of ASPnet in general and in Cambodia. In English and French

Korea (Republic of) 
Follow the link of partnership schools. Brief description of Korean ASPnet and its activities. Related UNESCO links available. In English and Korean.

A comprehensive site, including ESD good practices and learning materials, with a list of ASPnet schools in Japan. In Japanese and English.

New Zealand
In English.

Description of ASPnet in the Philippines, the general history of ASPnet, it goals and what it offers to schools and teachers. In English.

Sri Lanka

Comprehensive description of ASPnet in general and in Sri Lanka, including information on the ASPnet Asia-Pacific Mural Contest 2008.


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Europe and North America

ASPnet has more than 2500 schools from 49 countries in Europe and North America (as of October 2010).

A number of schools in the European region cooperate through regional flagship projects, such as the Baltic Sea Project, uniting nine countries around the Baltic Sea, or the Blue Danube River Project

UNESCO contact      Country contacts


Comprehensive site with a thorough description of ASPnet’s activities worldwide and in Austria, a national newsletter and a list of Austrian ASPnet schools. In German.

Belgium (Flemish)
Information on ASPnet available in Flemish.

The National Commission of Bulgaria for UNESCO, the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and the Association for Global Education have organized a series of International Summer Academies for ASPnet students and teachers called “The Art of Synergy”. In English and Bulgarian.

Comprehensive presentation of ASPnet, including a directory of Canadian ASPnet coordinators and schools and a pdf booklet introducing “Spokespersons for ASPnet”. In English and French.

Czech Republic 
Description of Czech ASPnet’s projects and activities. In Czech.

Website organised according to ASPnet projects carried out in Denmark (the BSP, the TST and the World Heritage Education project). List of all Danish ASPnet schools. In Danish and English.

Follow the link “UNESCOKOLUTE” for general information on ASPnet and a list of Finish ASPnet schools. In Finnish.

Comprehensive information on the French ASPnet, with a list of French ASPnet schools and their projects, including a database. Resources on all study themes. In French.

A clear picture of the ASPnet in Germany, with everything from curricular ideas to a map showing the locations of schools. In German.

Agenda 21NOW!
This project, organized by teachers and students from two ASPnet schools in Germany, in close co-operation with the Baltic Sea Project, uses ICT-based communication to convene an annual online conference to discuss selected global issues.

Brief description of ASPnet. In Hungarian.

Brief description of ASPnet and school activities. In Italian.

Brief description of ASPnet and its news. In English.

Good description of Lithuanian ASPnet’s projects (Intercultural Learning, World Heritage in Young Hands, School Culture, Camps on Intangible Heritage).  In Lithuanian and English.

Follow the link “Escolas Associadas”, information about ASPnet. In Portuguese.

Russian Federation
General information on ASPnet, including a list of activities, an interview with the national coordinator and a list of Russian ASPnet schools and regional coordinators. In Russian and English.

A blog with activities of Spanish ASPnet schools. In Spanish.

Brief description of ASPnet, how to become an associated school, a list of Swiss ASPnet schools, as well as useful documents (good practices for ESD, etc). In German and French.

United Kingdom 
Brief description of ASPnet, related events, images and movies, a list of ASPnet schools in the UK. In English.   

United States of America 
Comprehensive site with general information on ASPnet and in the USA, as well as a list of American ASPnet Schools. In English.


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Latin America  and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean Region has more than 1900 ASPnet schools in 31 countries (as of October 2010).

A special project of this region is “RED Digital”,  an Ibero-American digital network which promotes cooperation among ASPnet schools, particularly between Spain and countries in Latin America.

Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean in based in Santiago de Chile

UNESCO contact    Country contacts

Red Iberoamericana de Escuelas Asociadas a la UNESCO
“RED Digital”, an Ibero-American digital ASPnet project, is coordinated by the Mexican National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO. It aims to promote cooperation among ASPnet schools, particularly between Spain and Latin American countries. In Spanish.

Description of ASPnet, list of ASPnet schools in Brazil and links to their projects. In Portuguese.

Comprehensive description of the ASP network in Peru and its activities, as well as a list of participating ASPnet schools, a calendar of events and a forum. In Spanish.

Comprehensive site with a thorough description of ASPnet’s activities in Mexico, as well as list of Mexican ASPnet schools. In Spanish.



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