What does it mean to be a UN School?
UNIS Hanoi has a multifaceted identity and at its centre is its relationship with the United Nations.
We are not an agency of the United Nations, but we are one of only two UN international schools in the world, educating agents for change.
We define our identity with the United Nations as follows:
The United Nations International School of Hanoi is committed to inspiring and equipping young people to build a better world. We bring the world together on one campus and guided by the Principles of the United Nations mentor peace makers and problem solvers. Our young global citizens are curious, compassionate and confident to take action against issues confronting humanity; bold in the face of complexity and resilient in an uncertain world. We are a learning community that cares enough to create a better tomorrow. Starting today. Together.
Find out more about what it means to be a UN School:
- Our Journey
In the year that the UN Celebrated its 70th anniversary and launched its Sustainable Development goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030, the Board of Directors at UNIS Hanoi also looked to the future, to clearly articulate what it means to be the United Nations International School of Hanoi. Read More >
- A Shared Vision
“It is the right moment to be talking about our future… You have to have a big dream, aim high but keep your two feet firmly on the ground.” Ban Ki Moon (2010 visit to UNIS Hanoi) Read More >
- Education For A Better World
UNIS Hanoi is not an Agency of the United Nations, but we are educating agents of change. What is the impact on teaching and learning of being a United Nations School? Read More >
- A Changing World
Increasingly our identity as a United Nations International School is not defined by the community we serve, but through our ambitions as educators to shape the next generations and contribute to creating a better world. Read More >
- A Valuable Partnership
In 1988 the international diplomatic community requested that the United Nations establish an international school in Hanoi to support the development of Viet Nam. Read More >
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(Approved by the UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors, January 2017)