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Japan joined UNESCO on July 12, 1951. It is covered by the UNESCO Office in Beijing, China. In 1989, the Japanese government entrusted UNESCO with a fund, called the “Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Preservation of World Cultural Heritage”.

Through the Trust Fund, Japan has lent its support to UNESCO activities in the field of education. Japan holds two UNESCO Chairs and has one UNEVOC centre. As of September, Japan has 18 schools participating in UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet).


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The meeting will focus on the capacity-building component of the project at the national level. Evaluation, monitoring and awareness-raising will also be addressed. It is the second of three meetings foreseen in the pilot phase of the project.

The Steering Group of this project is composed of representatives from all participating countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. All country level information is managed and updated by competent national authorities.

This project is a follow-up to the UNESCO/OECD Guidelines on Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education.
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Some 100 participants from countries, civil society organizations and UN agencies involved in education are attending the workshop. They will contribute to the review of draft national EFA MDA reports and preparations for the sub-regional reports.

Countries that regularly participate in the coordinators’ meeting are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lao PDR, Korea (Republic of), Korea (DPR), Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste and Viet Nam.

Contact: efa@unescobkk.org

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