Cultural and linguistic diversity

The region enjoys a rich level of linguist diversity with more than 3,600 languages comprising almost 51 percent of languages worldwide. The speakers of these languages include more than half of the world's population. This population includes 3.7 billion nationals, 31.5 million international migrants and 8.4 million persons of concern, i.e. stateless persons, Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) refugee and IDP returnees.

Learning to live together

Learning to live together, involves among other things students developing an understanding of others as they work together to achieve common goals (Delors, 1996) ,while completing projects involving activities for promoting the cognitive, moral and cultural dimensions of learning (Tawil & Cougoureux, 2014). These activities should include opportunities for discovering others and experiencing shared purposes (UNESCO Bangkok , 2014).


Delors, J. (1996). Learning: The Treasure Within. Paris: UNESCO.

IEA. (2014). International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016. Retrieved from The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA):


UNESCO (2014) identifies several factors contributing to the prioritizing of Learning to Live within the Asia Pacific Region.

Scope of the Research

Recently UNESCO Bangkok, with the support of UNESCO examined the translation of these to concepts by investigating a range of contexts linked to the following countries in the Asia Pacific Region – Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand (UNESCO Bangkok , 2014). Further details on the methodology and limitations of the research may be found on pp.8-9 of the report.

Learning to live together

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