UNESCO Associated School
Onomichi Kita High School is a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet)
UNESCO Associated Schools practice peace and international cooperation in order to realize the ideals of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as set forth in the Constitution of UNESCO.
There are more than 9,556 UNESCO Associated Schools in 180 countries and regions around the world. Of these, there are 705 pre-schools, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, teacher training colleges and universities from Japan (as of February 2014).
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO place UNESCO Associated Schools as a base for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) promotion and are making efforts to increase the number of member schools.
Objectives of UNESCO Associated Schools’ activities:
- • To share information and experiences through exchanges between schools around the world along with students and teachers by utilizing the UNESCO ASPnet.
- • To develop and refine new educational curriculum and methods to prepare young people to deal with global issues.