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February 5, 2021

Established by the United Nations in 1953, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) includes almost 7,800 member schools and institutions in 175 countries.

UNESCO schools are located in all regions of the world – Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Arab States, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. – in differing cultural, economic and social systems, at various stages of development, and in rural and urban areas.

The network provides a forum for the promotion of UNESCO ideals as well as global citizenship, social justice, student leadership and provincial, national, and international networks. A publication created by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU), Key Words for Participating in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network, provides a full description. The document is available at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO: Associated Schools Project Network website.

The Manitoba schools involved in UNESCO ASPnet are:

National ASPnet Schools:  
Brock Corydon School, John Pritchard School, River East Collegiate, Al Hijra Islamic School, St. Emile School, College Pierre Elliot Trudeau, College Jeanne Sauve, College Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau, Vincent Massey Collegiate, Stevenson Britannia Adult Learning Centre, Ecole Laura Secord School, St. James Collegiate, Churchill High School and Beausejour Early Years School.

Candidate ASPnet schools: 
Onanole Elementary School, West St. Paul School, University of Winnipeg Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg Collegiate, Ecole Golden Gate, Niji Mahkwa, St. John's Ravenscourt School, Ecole Tuxedo Park, Ecole Pointe-des-Chenes, Rossburn Elementary School, Ecole communautaire Real-Berard, Linden Meadows School, Elm Creek School and Bairdmore Elementary School.

UNESCO schools establish a culture of peace, and promote democracy, human rights, solidarity and mutual understanding through curricular and extra-curricular projects related to:

  • World concerns and the role of the United Nations
  • Human rights, democracy
  • Intercultural learning
  • Environmental issues

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