UNESCO has created networks to mobilise the global community, school leaders, teachers, students and parents to reflect on the future of education, on how education can promote sustainable development. To reflect on how we can engage in improving institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work.
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International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities − ICCAR
The International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities - ICCAR was launched by UNESCO in 2004 to assist local authorities in combating discrimination in their capacity as policy maker and service provider in areas as diverse as education, employment, housing provision and cultural activities.
UNESCO Associated Schools Network
From September 2020 until February 2021, UNESCO's Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) have mobilized over 2500 school leaders, teachers, students and their parents from across the globe to engage in joint reflections about education in the future: How can education promote sustainable development (ESD) and global citizenship (GCED), not only today but also tomorrow? How should what, how and where we learn evolve in the future?
Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019)
Established by UNESCO, Partner Networks drive implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). They serve as a global community of practice and are divided into five groups, one for each Priority Action Area of the GAP. The Networks intensify synergies between the members involved in GAP activities, the Key Partners and catalyse further action from other ESD stakeholders.
UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme
Launched in 1992, the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, which involves over 850 institutions in 117 countries, promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. The programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence – i.e. in education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.
UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
As UNESCO’s designated centre for technical and vocational education and training (TVET), UNESCO-UNEVOC supports Member States in their efforts to strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems. TVET is focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the world of work, and helps youth and adults develop the skills needed for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship while supporting inclusive and sustainable economic growth.