- UNESCO's 70th Anniversary Celebration: Associated Schools Festival (UNESCO Palace, 11/12/2015)
- Second workshop for UNESCO ASPnet schools on Teacher professional competencies: The “Whole-School Approach” (16-17/10/2015)
- Conference on “Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” and Award Ceremony on “Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: A Message from Lebanon to the World” (UNESCO Office, 20/10/2015)
- Workshop in the framework of the Drawing competition #Unite4Heritage (UNESCO Office, 30/09/2015)
- Youth Mobile Apps Project (LAU Beirut Campus, October - December 2015)
- Annual Meeting for UNESCO associated schools’ principals and coordinators (UNESCO Palace, 24/03/2015)
Annual Meeting for UNESCO associated schools’ principals and coordinators (UNESCO Palace, 24/03/2015)
The Lebanese National Commission organized an annual meeting for the principals and coordinators of UNESCO associated schools on March 24, 2015 at the UNESCO Palace with the participation of 55 principals and coordinators representing 40 associated educational institutions.
The aim was to the ASPnet Strategy 2014-2021, and its two main components: Global citizenship education and Education for sustainable development.
After a welcome speech by the Secretary General Prof. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour, in which she stressed the importance of cooperation between the associated schools from different educational, cultural, and demographic backgrounds, on joint projects in order to let the students get to know each other and strengthen their sense of citizenship and belonging to one country; the National Coordinator of ASPnet Schools, Ms. Christiane Jeitani, presented the priorities and areas of work, as well as the new ASPnet strategy 2014-2021, and the most prominent activities organized by the Lebanese network on a national and international levels.
Mrs. Tanya Awad Ghorra and Mrs. Nour Hassan from the Lebanese Association for Civil Rights (LACR) introduced the concept of citizenship, emphasizing the importance of building a society free from sectarianism and clientelism, as well as the importance of developing students’ critical sense and teaching them to respect the right of difference.
As for Mrs. Samira Baghdadi, General Manager of the Safadi Foundation and former director of the Social Development Sector, she presented the concept of sustainable development, noting that education for sustainable development entails a fundamental change in the way people think and act, and consequently a transition to sustainable livelihoods, and stressing that this concept should be included in the curriculum as well as in extra-curricular activities.
During the final session of the meeting, participants were divided into two working groups: education for sustainable development and global citizenship education and respect of the right of difference.