History of ACCU
|2021||50th anniversary of ACCU|
|2020||New website (Japanese) released.|
|2019||New pamphlet published. |
Agreement with UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) concluded.
|2018||MEXT International Exchange Programme for Primary and Secondary Teachers launched. |
ACCU moves to Kandajinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
|2015||Activities as a UNESCO GAP partner started.|
|2012||High School Model UN programme launched.|
|2010||Tokyo office reorganised into three divisions (General Affairs, International Exchange, Education Cooperation) under two departments (General Affairs and Programme).|
|2008||UNESCO Associated School support programme launched.|
|2005||Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programme launched.|
|2003||Protection of Intellectual Property programme launched.|
|2002||Tokyo office reorganised into two departments (General Affairs and Programme) and four divisions (General Affairs, Planning, Culture, Education). |
ACCU Invitation Programme for International Education Exchange of Teachers and Professionals launched.
United Nations University (UNU) International Education Exchange Programme launched.
|2001||Ceremony to celebrate ACCU’s 30th anniversary held.|
|2000||Planning Section established in General Affairs Division. |
International Exchange Programme for Promotion of International Cooperation and Mutual Understanding launched.
Training Courses on Cultural Heritage Protection launched.
|1999||Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office (Nara) opened.|
|1998||Data Bank on Traditional/Folk Performing Arts in Asia and the Pacific launched.|
|1997||ACCU programmes expanded to Central Asia. |
Package Learning Materials for Environment (PLANET) launched.
|1996||Capacity Building Workshop of LRCs launched.|
|1995||Literacy Promotion Division established within the Book Development Department. |
ACCU World Photo Contest held.
|1994||Literacy Resource Centre for Girls and Women (LRC) programme launched.|
|1993||UNESCO/ACCU World Photo Contest held at UNESCO Headquarters. |
Mobile Teams of Experts for the Documentation and Promotion of Intangible Cultural Heritage programme launched.
|1992||Cooperation in UNESCO APPREB Network Activities started.|
|1991||Ceremony to commemorate ACCU’s 20th anniversary held. |
Animation Co-production Programme launched.
|1990||Campaign for Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage of Mankind Located in the Region started. |
Sub-Regional Workshop on the Development of Basic Literacy Learning Materials launched.
|1989||International Literacy Year Picture Book published.|
|1988||Noma International Literacy Fund established.|
|1987||ACCU Exhibition organised by UNESCO at UNESCO general conference in Paris. |
Dissemination Scheme of Local Versions of AJP Materials started.
|1986||ACCU Literacy Prizes for Fully Illustrated Literacy Follow-up Materials established.|
|1985||Programme of Sending of an International Experts Team to National Literacy Workshops in the Member States started.|
|1983||Regional Workshop for Literacy/NFE Personnel in Rural Areas in Asia and the Pacific launched.|
|1981||Ceremony to commemorate ACCU’s 10th anniversary held. |
Asian/Pacific Joint Production Programme of Materials for Neo-literates in Rural Areas (AJP) launched.
|1979||ACCU programmes expanded to the Pacific region.|
|1978||Library established. |
Regional Training Seminars for Cultural Personnel started.
Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations started.
|1977||Co-production of Audio-Visual Materials (AVCP) launched.|
|1976||Photo Contest and Travelling Exhibitions launched.|
Group Visits by Japanese UNESCO leaders launched.
|1975||Photo Travelling Exhibition in Asia project started.|
|1974||Music Materials Co-production Programme (MCP) launched.|
|1973||Mobile Teams of Experts for Book Production Training Courses launched.|
|1972||1st Experts Meeting on Regional Co-operation in UNESCO Cultural Activities held. |
Periodicals published in English and Japanese.
Asian/Pacific Copublication Programme (ACP) launched.
|1971||ACCU established on 26 April. |
Publicity Programme for the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage launched.
Prizes and Honours
|2007||Japan Book Publishers Association President’s Prize|
|2002||UNESCO International Literacy Prize|
|1997||Letter of appreciation from National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan|
|1996||UNESCO 50th Anniversary Commendation by the Minister of Education|
Translation Publishing Award
|1993||UNESCO Picasso Medal|
Jan Amos Comenius Medal
|1989||International Book Prize|
|1984||Foreign Minister’s Commendation|
|1983||World Communications Year Commemorative Award|
Japan Foundation Special Prize
|1982||Translation Publishing Award|
|1979||International Children’s Year Commemorative Andersen Prize|
|1973||Translation Publishing Award|
|1972||Commendation by the Minister of Education|